The Eagles then turned their attention to a trade with the Lions for WR Golden Tate, whom they acquired for a 2019 third-round pick.
Reports leading up to the deadline said that the Eagles were looking for a deep-threat receiver and Anderson‘s name came up as a potential trade candidate, so this doesn’t come as a big surprise.
Anderson, 25, wound up signing on with the Jets as an undrafted free agent out of Temple back in 2016. He’s currently in the final year of his three-year, $1.62 million contract and stands to make a base salary of $630,000 for the 2018 season.
Anderson will be a restricted free agent in 2019.
In 2018, Anderson has appeared in nine games for the Jets and caught 23 passes for 368 yards receiving and three touchdowns.