Eagles sign Leodis McKelvin to two-year deal

March 9th, 2016 by Sam Shipley | Filed under 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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