The J.J. Arcega–Whiteside era is officially over in Philadelphia. JJAW, the Birds second round pick in 2019, has been dealt to the Pacific Northwest for defensive back Ugo Amadi.
JJAW’s official Eagles stat line: 16 REC, 290 YDS, 1 TD, and countless special teams plays.
Arcega-Whiteside attempted to transition to tight end prior to training camp. He played eight snaps in last Friday’s 24-21 preseason loss to the New York Jets however did not record a stat.
As for Amadi, he was reportedly set to be waived by Seattle prior to the trade. He was drafted in the fourth round of the 2019 draft by Seattle out of the University of Oregon. While at Oregon, Amadi earned 2nd Team All-PAC-12 honors (2018) and won the 2018 Lombardi Award.
Amadi has amassed 125 tackles, two forced fumbles, one recovery, one interception, and 13 pass deflections in 47 games. He will likely play safety in Philadelphia.