BETHLEHEM - The Eagles didn't really need another corner, Howie Roseman acknowledged Thursday when asked how he came to trade for Kevin Thomas from Indianapolis.
But Roseman liked Thomas coming out of USC in 2010, before the Colts drafted him in the third round, and corner is one of those positions where you always look for more real players. And maybe most important, former Eagles personnel chief Ryan Grigson is the GM in Indianapolis now, and Grigson needed linebackers.
Roseman had a couple of those, former seventh-round draft picks Moise Fokou (2009) and Greg Lloyd (2011), who did not fit into the Eagles' plans. So Fokou and Lloyd now are Colts, and Thomas is now an Eagle. The Birds also got a conditional 2013 seventh-round pick.