PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Eagles are selling wide receiver Jalen Reagor to the Minnesota Vikings, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
In exchange, the Eagles will receive a 2023 NFL seventh-round draft pick and a 2024 conditional fourth-round pick that would be downgraded to a fifth-round pick if certain statistics are not met, sources said Schefter.
The Eagles selected Reagor 21st overall in the 2020 NFL draft. He underperformed in his two seasons in Philadelphia, catching 65 passes for 695 yards with three touchdowns over two seasons. Those expectations were particularly high given that he was picked a pick ahead of Justin Jefferson, who appears to be on the verge of glory for the Vikings. Ironically, the two are now teammates.
Reagor made the Eagles’ first 53-man roster after the most consistent offseason he’s had as a pro.
“I think if you look at Jalen, one of the things one of our scouts said today was that he was one of the few guys that trained every day,” general manager Howie Roseman said Tuesday. “The guy brought it every day. He worked at his craft. He had great attitude, great energy. Obviously he’s a talented guy. He is 23 years old.
“We will do whatever we feel is in the best interests of the team and we felt there was no doubt for us that he deserved a role on this team.”
The top of the Vikings depth chart at the location is set with Jefferson, Adam Thielen and KJ Osborn. But they needed depth after No. 4 wide receiver Bisi Johnson suffered a cruciate ligament rupture last week, leaving second-year player Ihmir Smith-Marsette and rookie Jalen Nailor behind.
It’s the third trade in two days for the Vikings, who on Tuesday took defensive tackle Ross Blacklock from the Houston Texans and also sent offensive lineman Chris Reed to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
ESPN’s Kevin Seifert contributed to this report.