Eagles dump McKelvin
- Updated: February 8, 2017
I think there were some Philadelphia Eagles fans who were excited when they signed former Buffalo Bills cornerback Leodis McKelvin. He was a high first-round pick (No. 11) in 2008 so he must be good, right?
No. People that follow the NFL knew that McKelvin was no longer a starting cornerback in the league. He’s not totally worthless, but he’s not a starter.
The Eagles realized this on Wednesday and released McKelvin.
At 32-years old, he doesn’t have much left to offer. Maybe he makes a few bucks as a fourth corner on a good team or as a number two on a bad team. He joins Sam Shields and Tramon Williams as veteran cornerbacks that just hit the open market.
The Eagles will save $3.2 million in cap space. The move was a no brainer as they need to rebuild one of the worst groups in the NFL.