Eagles acquire Will Witherspoon from Rams
Posted by Mike Florio on October 20, 2009 4:15 PM ET
Well, there's been at least one deadline deal.
According to Jay Glazer of FOX, the Eagles have acquired linebacker Will Witherspoon from the Rams for receiver Brandon Gibson and a 2010 draft pick.
Witherspoon spent his first four NFL seasons with the Panthers, and he has spent the last three-plus in St. Louis, appearing in every game.
On Monday, Eagles coach Andy Reid hinted at a possible trade, and speculation centered on the linebacker position, given the recent injury to Omar Gaither.
Witherspoon is signed through 2011. His current base salary is $2.5 million. Next year, it doubles to $5 million. In the final year of the deal, it remains at $5 million.
UPDATE: Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that it's a fifth-round pick.