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Rodney McLeod | Defensive Back | #23

Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age / DOB:  (26) / 6/23/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 195
College: Virginia
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Eagles restructured FS Rodney McLeod's contract.
$3.225 million of McLeod's salary was converted into a bonus. The safety will still earn the same amount, but the move saves the Eagles around $2.4 million in cap room by kicking the can down the road. Signed to a five-year, $37 million contract last year, McLeod put together a solid first season in Philly. May 27 - 1:08 PM

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Eagles agreed to terms with S Rodney McLeod, formerly of the Rams, on a five-year, $37 million contract.

The deal includes $17 million guaranteed. It's a huge haul for someone who arguably wasn't even one of the three best safeties available. McLeod is coming off a breakout 2015, however, and is still only 26 (in June). He's forced 12 turnovers the past three seasons and was PFF's No. 10 overall safety last year. The Eagles needed to remake their secondary, and this is a good second step after dumping Byron Maxwell. McLeod will form an excellent tandem with Malcolm Jenkins.
Wed, Mar 9, 2016 12:44:00 PM

Bleacher Report's Jason Cole reports the Ravens are a "strong contender" for free agent FS Rodney McLeod.

McLeod is a very underrated centerfield-type safety who can also lay a lick on a receiver despite his 5'10/193 frame. Losing McLeod on the same day RCB Janoris Jenkins left for the Giants would be a tough blow to the Rams, who have said their main objective is to lock up their secondary. The Ravens are in the market for a deep safety to pair with SS Will Hill.
Wed, Mar 9, 2016 09:13:00 AM

The Detroit Free Press reports free agent S Rodney McLeod will be "in demand."

Per reporter Dave Birkett, "NFL people like him." McLeod's agent is clearly making the rounds, but the fifth-year UDFA is indeed coming off a strong year at the back end of the Rams' defense. McLeod played 1,180 snaps, grading out as Pro Football Focus' No. 10 overall safety. McLeod turns 26 in June.
Tue, Mar 1, 2016 02:34:00 PM

Rams re-signed restricted free agent FS Rodney McLeod to a one-year, $2.356 million contract.

McLeod and SS T.J. McDonald each played over 1,000 snaps for the Rams last season. McLeod is tiny at 5'11/183, but graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 18 cover safety and laid a couple big licks on receivers downfield last season. The Rams could use an upgrade on the back end, but McLeod is plenty serviceable.
Mon, Apr 20, 2015 06:55:00 PM

Rams extended a second-round tender to FS Rodney McLeod.

McLeod started all 16 games last season, registering 72 tackles and two interceptions. He graded out as PFF's No. 45 safety out of 87 qualifiers. The second-round tender is a one-year deal worth $2.356 million.
Fri, Mar 6, 2015 08:50:00 PM

Rams GM Les Snead named Rodney McLeod the team's starting free safety.

Fourth-year safety Darian Stewart was fully expected to man the free safety spot as training camp commenced. Predictably, Stewart ended up battling various injuries and has missed the last two preseason games. McLeod, a second-year UDFA out of Virginia, is tiny at 5-foot-10, 180, but he's the best the Rams have. Stewart's roster spot could be in jeopardy.
Thu, Aug 29, 2013 10:03:00 PM

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