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Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles Agree on Swap Including Duke Riley and Johnathan Cyprien

The Falcons and Eagles have agreed on a trade that will send Duke Riley and a 2020 sixth-round pick to Philadelphia and Johnathan Cyprien and a 2020 seventh-round pick to Atlanta. ESPN’s Adam Schefter was the first to report the deal.

Cyprien, 29, has played limited snaps for the Eagles this year at safety with just one total tackle. He spent the first four seasons of his career with Jacksonville before playing last season for Tennessee. In total, Cyprien has 507 total tackles, 16 passes defended and two interceptions in his career.

Riley is a 25-year-old linebacker who hasn’t started a game for the Falcons this season. He was drafted by the team in the third-round of the 2017 NFL Draft. He started six games as a rookie and 10 games last season for Atlanta. For his career, he has 84 total tackles, two tackles for loss and two passes defended.

Atlanta will likely use Cyprien immediately, as the Falcons lost Keanu Neal for the year due to injury. The Eagles, however, may make Riley earn some playing time, as their real need on defense is a cornerback.

 

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