Safety Rodney McLeod
McLeod spent the last three seasons with the St. Louis Rams. He’s physical and durable having played 48 games straight with the Rams before coming to the Eagles. This acquisition may quite the rumors of Eagles cornerback Eric Rowe moving to the safety position for now.
With he and Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins in the secondary defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz will give these men a workout. Schwartz likes to use his safeties to cover the passing game and support the running game so their size and tackling ability will be used more this season for sure.
Another good pickup for the Eagles.
Cornerback Leodis McKelvin
This was a confusing selection to me at first. McKelvin seemed more of a utility player to me than a straight cornerback. With the Buffalo Bills, where he spent the last 11 seasons he had a pretty good run as a corner. In 98 games he had 258 solo tackles, defensed 56 passes forced three fumbles had two fumble recoveries and intercepted 12 passes.
The Bills used him as a kick and punt returner where he had 91 kick returns for over 2,400 yards and one touchdown. He also retired 71 punts for a total of 817 yards and three touchdowns.
In 2015 he missed the first eight weeks of play on the reserve/non-football injury list. In Week 9 he returned to the lineup and had 32 tackles with two interceptions and nine passes defensed. Not too shabby for missing the first half of a season.
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