The Indianapolis Colts have acquired former Trojan fullback Stanley Havili from the Philadephia Eagles on Thursday morning, in exchange for defensive end Clifton Geathers.
Eagles and Colts, trade partners, are at it again. Eagles traded FB Stanley Havili to Colts.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 28, 2013
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) March 28, 2013
Though the trade is not as surprise-inducing as others have been this offseason, it is interesting that this was a player-for-player trade, something that is pretty rare in the NFL.
After ending his career as a Trojan with the school record for most receptions for a fullback he was selected by the Eagles in the 7th round of the 2011 NFL Draft. That fall, he was cut and then re-signed to the practice squad, before ultimately rejoining the active roster in Jan. 2012. This past season, he had seven receptions for 43 yards.
Havili will now serve as a weapon added to Colts’ quarterback Andrew Luck’s arsenal, and this trade could actually serve Havili very well. As we know from his college days, he is an extremely versatile athlete and Luck can use him in a variety of ways, most specifically the short passing game.