Leodis McKelvin hooks on with Eagles

Leodis McKelvin hooks on with Eagles
Posted at 4:12 PM, Mar 08, 2016

Just a few days removed from being released by the team that drafted him, former Buffalo Bills first-round selection and cornerback Leodis McKelvin has found a new home. The Philadelphia Eagles announced Tuesday afternoon that they have signed McKelvin to a free agent contract.

After spending eight seasons in Buffalo, the two sides were unable to come to terms on a pay cut and the cornerback was released. McKelvin's removal from the active roster saved the Bills $3.9 million in cap space for the 2016 season, which helped bring back both left tackle Cordy Glenn, and left guard Richie Incognito with new contracts.

McKelvin will now reunite in Philadelphia with Jim Schwartz, the former Bills defensive coordinator who has taken the same role with the Eagles. McKelvin has a total of 13 interceptions over his eight NFL seasons.

Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reported that the three-year deal is worth just over $6 million over the entire duration fo the contract.

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