The Philadelphia Eagles part ways with a fan favorite once free agency begins.
Safety Rodney McLeod and cornerback Steven Nelson both held down starting roles in the Philadelphia Eagles secondary this season. Both are at the end of their respective deals. Both might play in different cities next season. Here’s how we see things shaking out.
Rodney McLeod (stays after leaving)
Rodney McLeod has been a team captain, a fixture in the Eagles defense, and one of the best players in Philadelphia’s secondary since his arrival. He’s also battled injuries and isn’t getting any younger.
Moving on from him could wind up being the toughest decision the Birds make. Still, even with that being said, no one should rule out the possibility of him leaving but finding his way back to the nest if he isn’t able to secure the deal that he hopes to earn in the open market come that March and April.
He turns 32 years old on June 23rd. Guys like that aren’t making top-dollar in the NFL these days. We’ve also seen where those guys aren’t willing to take pay cuts either. Rodney McLeod could wind up being one of the most fascinating stories of the Eagles’ offseason.