|Eagles trade linebackers to Colts for cornerback Kevin Thomas|
by Aaron Wilson of Scout.com, August 2, 2012 at 11:19 pm ET
Andy Reid Profile
The Philadelphia Eagles traded linebackers Moise Fokou and Greg Lloyd to the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for cornerback Kevin Thomas and a conditional 2013 seventh-round draft pick.
Thomas started five games last season, recording 33 tackles and three pass deflections.
The 6-foot,192-pounder is a former Colts third-round draft pick who was placed on injured reserve as a rookie with a knee injury.
"This is a big corner that can run and he was with the Colts last year and he played some," Eagles general manager Howie Roseman said. "He started some games for them and has played some Cover Two. We think he can go press and is instinctive. We scouted him at USC and he'll come compete with our other corners and add competition to that spot."
"For us it was just about the value. They were looking for some linebackers and we also want to see more of our young linebackers so those guys get a great opportunity here. We just felt like it was a win-win situation for us and for the Colts. We'll get another guy. We are always looking for corners and linemen; that is something we will always be on the lookout for. Then the opportunity to also get a draft pick involved as well."
Thomas played collegiately at USC, where he appeared in 39 career games and totaled 89 tackles, three interceptions, three sacks, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. He earned second-team All-Pac 10 honors during his senior campaign.
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