The Philadelphia Eagles’ first huge transfer of the offseason has nothing to attain with their quarterback problem.
The group announced Thursday evening that it transformed safety Rodney McLeod’s contract to assign the 28-year-archaic defensive support in Philly in 2019.
McLeod, who suffered a season-ending knee hurt in Week 3, has two seasons left on a 5-year deal signed with the Eagles in 2016. The protection used to be due $9.9 million in 2019, but used to be a prick candidate attributable to his low tiresome-cap quantity. Now he’ll dwell in Philly on the least by next season.
“Or no longer it’s a extraordinarily inviting time,” McLeod acknowledged Thursday, per the group’s online web page. “For certain, Philly is the assign I ought to be. I am satisfied we had been in a field to procure issues done and handled early on. I truly procure to focal level extra on rehab and getting support out there with the boys and getting support to rising plays for the group this year.”
McLeod added that he must be ready for the initiating of the 2019 marketing campaign.
That is no longer the first time Philly has tinkered with McLeod’s contract. The Eagles cleared $2.4 million in cap field in 2017 by transferring roughly $3.2 million of the safety’s salary into bonus money, per Spotrac.
McLeod’s restructured deal must lend a hand certain up Philly’s sophisticated cap direct. The Eagles entered the 2019 offseason over $15 million over the cap, per OverTheCap.com. Heaps of their main defensive gamers are impending free brokers, bask in Brandon Graham, Ronald Darby and Jordan Hicks. The Eagles are additionally anticipated to recoup money within the meantime owed to Tidy Bowl LII MVP Sever Foles, who is frequently taking half in in other areas in 2019.
Philly additionally re-signed linebacker Paul Worrilow to a one-year deal for 2019 earlier this week. Cherish McLeod, Worrilow missed the 2018 season attributable to hurt.
Given their cap constraints, demand Howie Roseman and the Philadelphia entrance field of enterprise to continue to be one of basically the most crammed with life and inventive gamers in roster management and free company over the subsequent two months.