According to PhiladelphiaEagles.com:
The Eagles have swung an important trade deadline deal for versatile linebacker Will Witherspoon. Witherspoon, 6-1, 239 pounds, was acquired by the St. Louis Rams in exchange for rookie wide receiver Brandon Gibson and a 2010 fifth-round draft pick.
Well the prediction I made yesterday about the Eagles not trading for anyone didn’t come true. Witherspoon played four seasons in Carolina and was in his fourth season with the Rams before being traded. He is used to playing the weakside linebacker position but does have experience in the middle. I will be interested to see what the Eagles do with him immediately and in the long term.
The downside to this trade has to be the loss of Brandon Gibson. A lot of people (including myself) were very high on him this preseason and thought he may contribute as early as this year. I guess you have to give something to get something, so hopefully Witherspoon makes us forget about the loss of Gibson very quickly.