Archive for March 9th, 2016

Eagles sign Leodis McKelvin to two-year deal

March 9th, 2016 by Sam Shipley | Comments Off on Eagles sign Leodis McKelvin to two-year deal | Filed in Eagles, NFL

Cornerback was arguably a position of need coming into the offseason for the Eagles. However, the position became a priority after yesterdays trade that sent Byron Maxwell to the Miami Dolphins.

It didn’t take very long for the Eagles to address the position as they signed former Buffalo Bills cornerback Leodis McKelvin to a two-year deal, reportedly worth $6 million.

McKelvin, who will turn 31 years old in September, played under new Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz in Buffalo during the 2014 season. During that season McKelvin appeared in 10 games, starting nine and had a career high four interceptions while also forcing and recovering a fumble.

The 11th overall pick in the 2008 draft has appeared in 98 career games, starting 60, and has recorded 317 tackles, 13 interceptions, and four forced fumbles. He has also played safety, which is another potential area of need for the Eagles.

The trade is a low-risk move by the Eagles due to the reported money that was signed, and McKelvin being very familiar with the scheme that he played very good in just two seasons ago.

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Just What is Howie Roseman Doing?

March 9th, 2016 by Ryan Waterman | Comments Off on Just What is Howie Roseman Doing? | Filed in Eagles, Football, General, NFL, TalkSportsPhilly
Source: Mitchell Leff/Getty Images North America

Source: Mitchell Leff/Getty Images North America

We’re approximately 24 hours removed from the two blockbuster trades that were made by the Eagles on Monday. By now, I’m sure that Eagles fans have had a chance to digest what happened yesterday, and hopefully make sense of it. If you’re an Eagles fan that has yet to make sense of the deal, then look no further. In this article, I will take an in-depth look at the trades made yesterday, what they mean for Free Agency, the Draft, and the team’s culture going forward.

Entering Monday, the Eagles had about $18.5 million to work with in cap room. With the legal tampering period scheduled to begin yesterday, it was expected that the Eagles would be busy. Just how busy they were, was not expected. There were no discussions with Free Agents, nor their agents. Instead, the Eagles opted to clear more cap space, by working on a pair of blockbuster trades. The first trade, as reported first by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, would see Byron Maxwell and Kiko Alonso head to the Miami Dolphins in exchange for “draft pick compensation.”

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