Chip Kelly was talking about the Eagles' running back situation a few weeks back. He extolled LeSean McCoy, Bryce Brown and even Chris Polk, the 2012 rookie who didn't get a regular-season carry. Kelly didn't mention Dion Lewis.
It probably wasn't a case of Lewis slipping Kelly's mind. Thursday, the Eagles shipped their 2011 fifth-round pick to Cleveland -- still a top destination for Eagles disappointments, apparently, even though GM Tom Heckert is gone -- for the Browns' 2012 sixth-rounder, linebacker Emmanuel Acho.
Acho spent his rookie season on IR with a leg injury. He's 6-1, 238, roughly the size and shape of Akeem Jordan, the veteran linebacker and special teams stalwart the Eagles let slip into free agency. There was a report this week that the team had made an offer to Jordan, but the report surfaced as he was visiting the Bengals, so it might have been an effort into enticing Cincinnati into signing him.
Acho's linebackers coach last season in Cleveland was Billy Davis, now the Eagles' defensive coordinator.