5 Philadelphia Eagles who may not play their current deals out

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. . . Rodney McLeod, safety. 23. player. 54

Two significant injuries for this Philadelphia Eagles star is a bad sign.

Birds safety Rodney McLeod made one of the better plays in Super Bowl LII that no one talks about when he went WWE on Brandin Cooks and power-bombed him on an early third down. New England missed on a fourth-down field goal attempt on the next play, and that kept the score at 9-3 at the beginning of the second quarter.

As is the case with Brandon Brooks, Philadelphia Eagles typically don’t have much to complain about when McLeod is healthy and available, but since Super Bowl LII, he missed all but three games in 2018 because of a season-ending MCL tear. He also saw his 2020 season end prematurely when he tore his ACL on December 13th in a game versus the New Orleans Saints.

Rodney McLeod is one of those guys that Birds fans can smile about when they think about their football team, but despite signing a two-year extension on March 25th of 2020, one naturally has to wonder if there’s a slight chance that he may not be in the City of Brotherly Love come 2021’s regular season to play the second year of that deal out.