The Eagles are hosting free agent cornerback Leodis McKelvin on a visit in Philadelphia, according to a report from NFL insider Ian Rapoport.
Free agent CB Leodis McKelvin is visiting the #Eagles, source said. A deal could come quickly, though a visit to Dallas looms.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 8, 2016
The 30-year-old McKelvin was released by the Bills late last week in an effort to save salary cap space.
McKelvin was originally drafted by Buffalo with the No. 11 overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft. In 98 career appearances with the Bills, McKelvin made 60 starts. He recorded 259 tackles, 13 interceptions, 65 passes defensed, four forced fumbles, and one defensive touchdown during that span.
McKelvin has an obvious connection to current Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz. The two spent time together in Buffalo during the 2014 season. McKelvin had a career-high four interceptions that year.
The Eagles are in need of a new starting cornerback after trading Byron Maxwell to the Dolphins. It remains to be seen if Philadelphia is interested in bringing McKelvin in as a starter or for depth purposes.