Off the Record (OTR)

Eagles dump McKelvin

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.

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