The Eagles acquired rookie cornerback Kary Vincent Jr. from the Denver Broncos Tuesday at the trade deadline in exchange for a 2022 sixth-round pick. The Eagles released tackle/guard Brett Toth to make room for Vincent.
Vincent played at LSU, where he had four interceptions in 2019 before opting out last year. The Broncos selected him in the seventh round of this year’s draft, but he hasn’t played in a regular-season game.
The 22-year-old Vincent is the fourth young-cornerback the Eagles have acquired since April. They drafted 23-year-old Zech McPhearson in the fourth round out of Texas Tech, claimed 23-year-old Mac McCain off the Broncos’ practice squad, received 23-year-old Tay Gowan from the Arizona Cardinals as part of the Zach Ertz deal, and then this.
Other corners currently on the roster are starters Darius Slay and Steve Nelson and slot corner Avonte Maddox and Josiah Scott.
This is the fourth time in the last five years general manager Howie Roseman has made a trade-deadline deal to acquire a player. In 2017, he traded a fourth-round pick to the Maimi Dolphins for Jay Ajayi, in 2018 he exchanged a third-round pick to the Detroit Lions for Golden Tate, and in 2019 he sent a fourth-round pick to the Cleveland Browns for Genard Avery.
The Eagles now have 10 picks in next year’s draft, including the likely three first-rounders (their own, the Miami Dolphins’, and likely the Indianapolis Colts’), their own picks in the second, third and fourth rounds, three fifth-rounders (their own, Arizona’s from the Ertz deal, and Washington’s from a 2021 draft-day pick swap) and one sixth-rounder — either their own or the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ via the New York Jets from the Joe Flacco deal. It’s not clear which sixth-round pick the Eagles sent to Denver.
Vincent starred in football and track at Port Arthur High School near Houston. In high school, he ran 21.01 for 200 meters in 2017. That earned him the fifth national ranking. He also ran track at LSU, running 10.07 and 20.71 for the Tigers. He ran on LSU’s 400-meter relay team that placed 8th at the 2017 NCAA Championships in Eugene.