Eagles Release CB Leodis McKelvin, Pick Up $3.2M Of Cap Space


The Eagles have already confirmed that veteran CB Leodis McKelvin is, in fact, being released.


Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Eagles are releasing veteran CB Leodis McKelvin on Wednesday.

The Eagles are expected to make a number of moves in the coming weeks to pick up cap space, so this shouldn’t come as a big surprise.

McKelvin, 31, is a former first-round pick of the Bills back in 2008. After eight years in Buffalo, the Eagles signed him to a two-year, $6.2 million contract that included $3 million guaranteed last year. He was set to make a base salary of $2 million for the 2017 season.

According to OverTheCap.com, releasing McKelvin will free up $3.2 million in available cap space while creating $250,000 in dead money.

In 2016, McKelvin appeared in 13 games for the Eagles and recorded 43 tackles, two interceptions with one being returned for a touchdown and 15 pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 71 cornerback out of 112 qualifying players.

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