San Francisco wide receiver Marquise Goodwin (11) celebrates after a catch against Green Bay on Oct. 15, 2018. Philadelphia recently acquired Goodwin in a trade with San Francisco. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke)

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Former Texas WR Marquise Goodwin to fly with the Eagles following a trade from San Francisco

Posted April 26th, 2020

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Devin Duvernay and Collin Johnson weren’t the only Texas receivers who caught on with a new team this weekend.

The Philadelphia Eagles announced on Saturday that they had acquired Marquise Goodwin in a trade. Goodwin, who played at Texas from 2009-12, had spent the previous three seasons in San Francisco. Philadelphia sent the 190th overall pick in the NFL draft to San Francisco for Goodwin and the 210th selection.

Goodwin and the Eagles also reportedly restructured his contract. According to Mike Kaye of NJ Advance Media, the new one-year deal is worth $1.35 million.

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Goodwin appeared in only nine games this past season and was on the injured reserve list when San Francisco reached the Super Bowl. Goodwin started six times in 2019 while contributing 12 receptions and 186 receiving yards. His 140 career catches have resulted in 2,323 yards and 13 touchdowns.

Goodwin will reunite with former Texas teammate Hassan Ridgeway in Philadelphia. He joins a team that reached last year’s postseason with an injury-depleted receiving corps. The Eagles also added three receivers — TCU’s Jalen Reagor, Boise State’s John Hightower and Southern Mississippi’s Quez Watkins — during this past week’s three-day draft.

Goodwin was a third-round pick by Buffalo in 2013. Until this year, Goodwin had been the last Texas receiver taken in the NFL draft. Baltimore picked up Devin Duvernay in Friday’s third round while Collin Johnson was drafted by Jacksonville on Saturday.

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