The Philadelphia Eagles released Leodis McKelvin this afternoon. Last season the Eagles offered McKelvin a two-year deal which was worth $6 million and $3 million was guaranteed. With the cut of McKelvin, the Eagles are looking to build some salary cap room. As of now, Philadelphia is 7.2 million in space.
In the next few weeks, the Eagles will release some other players to grab some salary room. There is speculation that the Eagles will attempt to pick some defensive players in the upcoming draft to strengthen out their defense.
Last season the Eagles desperately needed help in the secondary. They struggled to get stops and opponents had a field day throwing the ball on them. The Eagles were ranked 12th last season and managed to end on a high note after beating the Dallas Cowboys at the end of the season.
NFL Films’ Senior producer Greg Cosell had some tips with improving the Eagles’ offense. “I was impressed with Isaac Seumalo. I don’t know what the plan (for him in the future) is. … He acquitted himself well when he played both guard and tackle. He’s not going to play tackle. I don’t know if they see him as their left guard. I think he was probably drafted with the thought that he might be a left guard, but I think he can play center as well.”
“Vaita is an interesting player to me. I thought he settled in after that really poor first performance. He was clearly a little overwhelmed against the Redskins. I thought he settled in at right tackle.”
The Eagles have the right talent, but needs to come together to compete for a chance to be in the post season. They have not been in the post season since 2013 and desperately needs some type of push to get their.
It should be interesting to see what the Eagles will draft to strengthen their team. Will it be on the defensive or offensive side of the ball?