Eagles Pick Up $7.469M Of Cap Space By Reworking S Rodney McLeod’s Contract

     

The Philadelphia Eagles announced Thursday that they’ve agreed to a restructured contract with S Rodney McLeod, ensuring he’ll return for the 2019 season.

According to Field Yates, the Eagles specifically reduced McLeod’s 2019 base salary from $7.5 million down to $1.5 million in turn created $7.469 million of cap room. 

There was some question as to whether McLeod would be back with the Eagles, given that he’s coming off of a torn ACL and carried a cap figure of $9.9 million for the 2019 season. However, it appears as though the Eagles will at least give him a shot at securing a roster spot this summer.

McLeod, 28, originally signed on with the Rams as an undrafted free agent out of Virginia back in 2012. After four years with the Rams, McLeod departed in free agency and signed a five-year, $37 million contract that included $17 million guaranteed with the Eagles in 2016.

McLeod was set to make base salaries of $7.5 million (2019) and $8.5 million (2020) over the remainder of the agreement.

In 2018, McLeod appeared in three games for the Eagles and recorded 10 tackles, no interceptions and four pass defenses before being placed on injured reserve. 

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