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Eagles cut former Bills CB Leodis McKelvin

A former first-round draft pick of the Buffalo Bills is looking for work.

The Philadelphia Eagles released cornerback Leodis McKelvin after only one season with the team. McKelvin, 31, signed a two-year, $6 million contract with the Eagles in the 2016 offseason. He played in 13 games with 12 starts, finishing with 16 passes defensed and a pair of interceptions while dealing with a concussion and a hamstring injury.

Cutting McKelvin -- who was ranked 71st among cornerbacks by the analytics website Pro Football Focus -- will save the Eagles $3.2 million. Philadelphia is tight against the salary cap and is expected to make more cap-related cuts soon.

McKelvin spent the first eight seasons of his professional career with the Bills after being taken in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft out of Troy. He has 15 career interceptions and 80 passes defensed.


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