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Philadelphia Eagles cut loose CB Leodis McKelvin

By The Sports Xchange
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Philadelphia Eagles cut loose CB Leodis McKelvin
Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Brandon LaFell (11) tackled by Philadelphia Eagles' Leodis McKelvin (21) during the first half of play at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio, December 4, 2016. Photo by John Sommers II /UPI | License Photo

The Philadelphia Eagles released veteran cornerback Leodis McKelvin on Wednesday after just one season as the team began the process to free up salary-cap space.

McKelvin signed a two-year, $6 million contract ($3 million guaranteed) with the Eagles last offseason, coming to the team after playing eight seasons for the Buffalo Bills. He was set to make a base salary of $2 million with a roster bonus of $1.2 million in 2017, and cutting him saves the Eagles $3.2 million in cap space.

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The 31-year-old McKelvin knew the team's defense from his first day in Philadelphia because he played for Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz when both were in Buffalo.

The Eagles are expected to continue to free up money through cuts and restructured deals over the next four weeks before the start of free agency on March 9.

McKelvin played in 13 games (12 starts) last season, making 43 tackles and two interceptions with 16 passes defensed. He has 15 career interceptions in 111 games.

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