On Thursday night, Eagles announced they’ve agreed on terms with safety Rodney McLeod to restructure his contract.
McLeod told Dave Spadaro of philadelphiaeagles.com, he felt he “let down” his team and fans when he suffered a season-ending knee injury against the Colts in Week 3.
“It was rough,” the 28-year-old safety said. “It was probably one of my hardest years honestly physically, more so mentally, being involved in the game and not being able to play and be able to reflect now on the season with my teammates. You cherish those moments the most and that’s what I missed – celebrating, making plays, and making a difference, and so I felt like I let my teammates down for not being out there, but at the end of the day, I’m thankful for them and thankful that I’m able to come back next season ready to go.”
McLeod also stated, “It’s a very exciting time. Honestly, Philly is where I want to be. I’m glad we were able to get things done and handled early on. I really get to focus more on rehab and getting back out there with the boys and getting back to making plays for the team this year.”
McLeod’s base salary was originally listed at $7.5 million. According to terms of the restructured contract, he will instead make $1.5 million, which creates $7.469M in cap space for the Eagles.
Source: Eagles S Rodney McLeod’s reworked deal with the Eagles drops his 2019 base salary from $7.5M to $1.5M. In total, the move creates $7.469M in cap space for Philly.
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Unlike this season, Eagles’ secondary should be stacked once everyone’s healthy. The unit will have Jalen Mills, Avonte Maddox, Sidney Jones, Cre’Von LeBlanc, Rasul Douglas, Malcolm Jenkins, and now McLeod. They also have the option to re-sign Ronald Darby.