The Eagles announced Wednesday afternoon they’ve released cornerback Leodis McKelvin.
Roster Move: #Eagles release CB Leodis McKelvin. pic.twitter.com/JBf7oKxG1w— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) February 8, 2017
McKelvin joined the team March 8 last season, signing as a free agent. He signed a two-year, $6.2 million deal with $3 million guaranteed. He was owed $3.45 million in 2017, but only $250,000 was guaranteed, meaning the Eagles save $3.2 million against the cap by releasing him.
McKelvin had played with Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz when Schwartz was the defensive coordinator in Buffalo.
Dealing with injuries almost the entire season, McKelvin, 31, played in 13 games, starting 12. He had a very up and down year at outside corner, and was deemed expendable by most at season’s end.
The Eagles have been looking for consistency at the cornerback position for years now, and are expected to undergo a transformation at the position yet again this offseason.
Here’s a brief list of just a few cornerbacks slated to become free agents next month: