Marquise Goodwin reverts back to 49ers, Eagles get pick and cap compliant


The Eagles didn’t need to release Marquise Goodwin.

But he and his cap hit are gone anyway.

And the Eagles will also get a draft pick out of it too.

In a strange transaction on Tuesday, the veteran receiver who opted out of the 2020 season reverted back to the 49ers. The official transaction wire says the trade reverted “per trade terms,” so apparently a condition of the trade from last April was not met, which led to today’s news.

With Goodwin reverting back to the Niners, the Eagles will also shed his $4.28 million cap hit for the 2021 season.

And now with Goodwin’s cap hit gone, the Eagles are now officially salary cap compliant for the start of the new league year on Wednesday at 4 p.m., according to a league source.

The Eagles were around $17.2 million over their adjusted cap figure a few days ago but that was before the Brandon Brooks restructure, the Brandon Graham extension and now Goodwin’s reverting.

The Eagles are going to get back a 7th-round draft pick, according to NBC Sports Bay Area’s Matt Maiocco.

With the Eagles’ getting back the 49ers’ original draft pick for the 2021 draft, the Eagles will have 11 draft picks in April:

Round 1-6

Round 2-37

Round 3-70

Round 3-84 (from Colts)

Round 5-150

Round 5-156 (from Cowboys)

Round 6-188

Round 6-222 (compensatory pick)

Round 6-223 (compensatory pick)

Round 7-232

Round 7-238 (from 49ers)

Last April, the Eagles traded pick No. 190 to get Goodwin and pick No. 210.

The Eagles used that 6th round pick (No. 210) on Auburn offensive lineman Prince Tega Wanogho, who is no longer on the roster; he signed a futures deal with the Chiefs after the season. The 49ers used No. 190 to draft TE Charlie Woerner out of Georgia.

Goodwin, 30, never played a snap in Philly, instead opting out for the 2020 season. The Eagles and Goodwin reportedly reached a restructured contract before he opted out last year but that restructure never went through.

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