Philadelphia Eagles safety Rodney McLeod is going nowhere as the team announced that he would have a reworked contract for 2019.
The 2019 offseason is getting interesting really fast. Seeing as though the Philadelphia Eagles front office made a ton of moves before 2017 by acquiring young players on their rookie deals, they have to deal with some very important losses as a lot of players are headed into the free agency market as free birds. Considering that the Eagles won’t have the funds to bring everybody back, there will be a much different look for next season.
Along with losing players to the open market, the Eagles also may be expected to cut ties with some significant veterans as well in order to free up cap space. We saw them make a couple tough moves last season as they released Brent Celek, and Vinny Curry. Well, don’t expect things to get any easier in 2019 as well. It’s all a part of the game.
One player in particular that fans speculated about becoming a potential cap casualty was the veteran safety, Rodney McLeod. The 28-year-old defensive back suffered a season-ending injury early on last season, which made it difficult to imagine that the Eagles would risk taking the fairly expensive cap hit since his injury was significant. Fortunately, Howie Roseman has a good relationship with his players and really knows how to convince them to rework their contracts.
Rodney McLeod will be good to go for 2019
"“It’s a very exciting time,” McLeod said. “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 made it very clear this week that he would love to continue to play for the Eagles. Along with his safety sidekick, Malcolm Jenkins, McLeod has thrived in the back end of the secondary throughout the teams Super Bowl run in 2017-2018. It’s unfortunate that he couldn’t help contribute much to the Eagles in 2018, but the veteran safety expects to be back better than ever for next season.