Eagles sign Cornerback Leodis McKelvin to two year deal


Earlier today it was reported that former Bills corner Leodis McKelvin was visiting the Eagles and a deal was said to be close. According to NFL Insiders, McKelvin and the Eagles have agreed to a two-year deal worth over $2M.

The 30 year old has had some impressive moments in his career with his best season coming in 2013 in which he recorded over 70 tackles and 20 pass deflections. His versatility means he can play both in the slot and on the outside which is important for the Eagles if they do allow Carroll to walk.

Last season McKelvin suffered an injury that sidelined him for the opening seven games of the season before he bounced back emphatically to record 32 tackles and 2 interceptions in just nine games.

McKelvin also worked under Schwartz during 2014 which was most likely a factor. The familiarity with both the Coach and scheme is important, but McKelvin is also the prototypical corner that Schwartz would love in his system. Somebody who’s aggressive, fast, and not afraid to get physical.

With Maxwell heading to Miami, the Eagles certainly didn’t hang around in finding a replacement, the deal will most likely officially be announced tomorrow.