The Philadelphia Eagles reportedly tried trading for Miami Dolphins pass-rushing outside linebacker Dion Jordan, offering a second-round NFL draft pick and linebacker Brandon Graham. Miami denied the offer, but reports say the talks aren't dead yet and that the Eagles still may be interested.

The reason? Head coach Chip Kelly.

Of course, Kelly coached Jordan back when he was in college on the Oregon Ducks. Kelly is reportedly a very big fan of Jordan and while he still continues to express that notion, Philadelphia will have their eyes open towards dealing for the Dolphins pass-rusher.

According to Tim McManus of PhillyMag.com, the Eagles could try trading for Jordan again once the NFL Draft approaches in May.

"There is little question that Chip Kelly is a big fan of Jordan. ... Enough to part with a first-round pick in a supposedly loaded draft? Not so sure about that," McManus wrote. "But I don't think these talks are dead necessarily."

It may seem too risky for the Eagles to take a chance on doing such a deal for Jordan, considering that they cut wide receiver DeSean Jackson. Priority No. 1 for them is to draft a receiver in the first round, but the outside linebacker spot is also a top option.

In fact, ESPN NFL Draft insider Mel Kiper Jr. has Philly taking a outside linebacker in the draft as he sees the Eagles selecting Georgia Tech's Jeremiah Attaochu.

"Attaochu can be a help at outside linebacker, and [the Eagles] need added depth and talent in the pass rush," Kiper says.

So maybe the Eagles could be fine with parting with their first round pick. The question is if it is enough for the Dolphins to budge and get rid of their young, growing defensive star?


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