With the first round of roster cuts on Tuesday, the Eagles and Seahawks agreed to trade a few players who were likely on their way.
Philadelphia trades receiver JJ Arcega-Whiteside to Seattle in exchange for defending defender Ugo Amadi, according to NFL Media’s Tom Pelissero.
Arcega-Whiteside was a second-round pick in the 2019 draft, but did not play to that draft status in three seasons. He appeared in all 16 games with five starts in 2019, catching 10 passes for 169 yards with one touchdown. Having played just eight games in 2020, Arcega-Whiteside was a special team player for the Eagles last season. In 16 games, he caught just a few passes for 36 yards.
Arcega-Whiteside converted to tight end in the 2022 offseason. He played eight offensive snaps and 15 special teams snaps in the Philadelphia preseason opener, receiving one target.
The Seahawks selected Amadi in the fourth round of the 2019 draft. He appeared in all 17 games with seven starts for Seattle last season, including an interception, six defensive passes, a force fumble and two tackles for loss. He was on the field for 55 percent of the team’s defensive snaps and 49 percent of the special teams in 2021.
Teams must reduce their roster to 85 players by 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday.