Released last week by the Buffalo Bills, veteran cornerback Leodis McKelvin has signed a two-year deal to play for the Philadelphia Eagles - and, by extension, former Bills defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz.
Like most of the players that played for Schwartz in a 2014 Bills defense that ranked among the league's best, McKelvin had a career year that season, recording a career-high four interceptions in just 10 games before a leg injury landed him on IR. He returned to action mid-way through the 2015 season, but by that time was buried on the depth chart thanks largely to the play of rookie Ronald Darby at cornerback. The Bills cut McKelvin to save $3.9 million against the salary cap.
In Philadelphia, McKelvin will have an opportunity to start, given his familiarity with Schwartz's defense and the Eagles' trade of Byron Maxwell this week. In Buffalo, McKelvin's departure does not affect the top of their depth chart, but the Bills do have a serious depth concern at that position heading into the offseason.