Former Bills CB Leodis McKelvin has agreed to 2 year contract that will pay him just over $6 million, on Tuesday.
McKelvin, who played under the new Eagles DC Jim Schwartz in 2014, will likely be one of several new defensive backs for Philadelphia in 2016. Howie Roseman got rid of the prized CB free agent signing of 2015 in Byron Maxwell; hopefully this works out much better than Maxwell did for the Eagles.
McKelvin has reportedly known that the Eagles had interest in him since he declared for the draft from Troy University in 2008. McKelvin said that Philadelphia told him they were thinking about trading up to draft him, before he was selected #11 overall by Buffalo.
McKelvin will most likely not be the top corner on the Eagles roster come next season, but he adds solid depth to the defensive backfield. After all, he did make this play against Eagles last season:
— John Barchard (@JohnBarchard) March 8, 2016
McKelvin said that he was able to cut off Celek’s route because Chip Kelly kept running the same plays over, and over again. Whether or not Howie Roseman has made all of the right short term moves this offseason, he is certainly adding a breath of fresh air into the organization by ridding the roster of Kelly’s personnel signings.