Report: Eagles cornerback Ron Brooks took a pay-cut and gave the team leverage

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According to ESPN’s Field Yates, Eagles cornerback Ron Brooks has taken a pay-cut, saving the team $850k in cap space.

This could be a common theme for the cap-strapped Eagles. Jason Peters was also approached with the proposal, while Connor Barwin was also asked. Perhaps the most interesting aspect about this isn’t the pay-cut itself, but what the final year of his contract now means.

Brooks originally signed a three-year deal..the final 12 months of which are now a team option. What does this mean? If Brooks fails to impress the Eagles in 2016, the team can part ways without any kind of salary cap implication. The definition? Prove-it. Ron Brooks has been reduced to a prove-it deal..joining every Eagles offseason addition so far as a veteran with his future on the line.

Brooks amassed just 14 tackles in 2016, playing in six games as a slot corner before an injury cut his season short. The 28-year old now finds himself in a position where he simply has to show the form displayed as a Buffalo Bill, when Jim Schwartz was his Head Coach.

The Eagles aren’t making continuous shocks this offseason..but all these ripple can still mount up to form a wave.

 

Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

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