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Former Bill Eli Harold on trade: 'It's nice to be wanted'

Eli Harold is with his fourth team in five years after landing with the Philadelphia Eagles following Friday's trade from the Bills.

Harold, a defensive lineman, was traded for offensive lineman Ryan Bates, who had his first practice with the Bills on Sunday.

"It feels amazing. First off, it's nice to feel wanted," Harold said after his first practice with the Eagles, according to PhillyVoice. "I'm excited about the opportunity. I can't wait to get to work with the guys and really learn and try to mold and build this thing the right way."

Because Harold spent the spring and training camp with the Bills, the Eagles coaches said they expect him to get up to speed quickly. The challenge will be returning to a 4-3 end with the Eagles after largely playing 3-4 outside linebacker last season with the Detroit Lions. He has not played end since college.

"I love it man," he said of returning to end. "That's my natural position. Not matter what, going forward is always better than dropping into coverage a lot."

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