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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor
Earlier in the offseason, the Eagles lost veteran wide receiver Jordan Matthews to the San Francisco 49ers.
On Saturday, the 49ers announced they will be releasing Matthews. The move is a disappointing one for fans of Matthews, but it also has direct consequences on the Eagles franchise.
Unfortunately for the Eagles, none of their lower-level free agents signed with a team in time to affect the compensatory pick formula other than Matthews. The result is that the Eagles will now receive either fourth-round pick from the formula.
The signings of both LJ Fort and Andrew Sendejo are counted as negating seventh-round picks, but the team’s lowest picks to negate are the fourth-round compensatory picks for both Golden Tate and Jordan Hicks.
The Eagles will only receive the third-round pick for Nick Foles unless they cut Fort and/or Sendejo.