EAST RUTHERFORD NJ - AUGUST 16: Larry Taylor #15 of the New York Jets breaks a tackle from D.J. Johnson #28 of the New York Giants during their game at New Meadowlands Stadium on August 16 2010 in East Rutherford New Jersey. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
In a rare player-for-player trade, the Eagles have swapped cornerback D.J. Johnson for Colts defensive lineman Ollie Ogbu.
While much of the news in late July leading up to the start of NFL training camps has been about long-term contract extensions and player arrests, the Indianapolis Colts and the Philadelphia Eagles announced some rare July NFL news. The teams announced a player-for-player trade.
Eagles acquire DT Ollie Ogbu in a trade with Indianapolis for CB DJ Johnson, team announces— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) July 22, 2012
The Eagles will send cornerback D.J. Johnson to the Colts for defensive tackle Ollie Ogbu. Ogbu spent the past season on the Colts' practice squad after being signed by the Colts as an undrafted free agent.
Johnson spent the latter half of the 2011 season on the Eagles' practice squad after spending time with the Washington Redskins. Originally signed by the Denver Broncos as an undrafted free agent in 2008, Johnson exhausted his practice squad eligibility last season and was re-signed by the Eagles at the start of the 2012 offseason.