Isaac Sopoaga traded from Eagles to Patriots

Isaac Sopoaga traded from Eagles to Patriots
October 29, 2013, 3:15 pm
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The Eagles shipped 10-year veteran Isaac Sopoaga with the draft pick to the Patriots for a fifth-round pick. (USATSI)

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Geoff Mosher

Upon his March arrival in South Philadelphia, defensive tackle Isaac Sopoaga insisted the Eagles would “shock the world.”

If they do abruptly reverse course and make the postseason under first-year coach Chip Kelly, Sopoaga won’t be here to help fulfill his promise.

The Eagles on Tuesday traded the 32-year-old nose tackle and a 2014 sixth-round pick to the Patriots in exchange for a 2014 fifth-round pick.

For playing eight games in an Eagles uniform, Sopoaga earned approximately $3.3 million.

Isaac Sopoaga spent his first eight NFL seasons with the 49ers, recording 152 tackles, 7.5 sacks, nine passed defended, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries.