Safety Rodney McLeod Reconstructs His Contract with the Eagles

Rodney McLeod. Photo by Shane Roper/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

Philadelphia Eagles made their first big move ahead of 2019 NFL season and agreed to a reconstructed deal with their safety Rodney McLeod.

McLeod had two years left on his old deal and was due to earn $9.9 million next season. Given the fact that he spent the better part of 2018 sidelined with the knee injury and that he has a low dead-cap number, Eagles considered releasing the 28-year-old in the offseason. This reconstruction, however, points out that the team is willing to give him at least one more season to prove himself.

“It’s a very exciting time,” – said McLeod on Thursday. “Honestly, Philly is where I want to be. I’m glad we were able to get things done and handled early on. I really get to focus more on rehab and getting back out there with the boys and getting back to making plays for the team this year.”

Rodney McLeod started his career with the St. Louis Rams, who signed him in 2012 as an undrafted free agent. After four years with the Rams, McLeod decided to sign with the Eagles, inking a five-year, $35 million contract. He immediately earned a spot in the team’s starting lineup in 2016 and was one of the important pieces in Philadelphia’s road to Super Bowl LII title in 2017.

McLeod’s career NFL stats include 393 tackles, 1.0 sacks, 11 interceptions, 10 forced fumbles, and one touchdown.