Multiple newsy tidbits (potential band name?) about the contracts of some Philadelphia Eagles players dropped on Sunday morning. Let’s take a look.
The Eagles have a couple players who can earn notable bonuses in Week 17.
The following comes from NFL insider Adam Schefter:
McLeod and [Cowboys tight end Jason Witten] need their respective teams to reach the postseason to trigger incentive clauses in their contracts, sources told ESPN. McLeod already has achieved the 85% playing-time component but needs Philadelphia to make the playoffs to earn a $250,000 incentive, according to sources. Witten has 59 receptions this season, already surpassing the 55-catch component on his deal, but he needs Dallas to reach the playoffs to earn a $375,000 incentive.
McLeod has a quarter of a million reasons to have an especially great game against the Giants on Sunday. Picking off Daniel Jones once or twice could help him get paid.
Another note from Schefter:
Curry, who has five sacks this season, would make an additional $250,000 if he reaches six sacks this season.
The Eagles are going to need to their pass rush to step up in order to help out their vulnerable secondary. Curry has four sacks in his last four games and it’d be a great time for him to pick up at least one more in his home state of New Jersey.
ESPN reports both Brandon Graham and Isaac Seumalo were among players who had their contracts adjusted to free up cap space in 2020.
With an eye towards creating cap space in 2020, several players had their contracted reworked yesterday, the final day to make use of 2019 space:— Field Yates (@FieldYates) December 29, 2019
* 49ers C Weston Richburg
* Eagles DE Brandon Graham
* Eagles G Isaac Seumalo
* Saints DE Cam Jordan
* Bears CB Kyle Fuller
Details of the reworked deals have yet to emerge. In the meantime, here’s a look at their pre-adjusted contract details via Over The Cap.
Prior to opening up even more room, the Eagles were projected to have $35,658,632 of cap space in 2020. The Eagles can free up even more money with cuts and/or trades in the offseason.