The Philadelphia Eagles have made another move to create more cap space for the 2019 season. On Saturday, Philadelphia restructured Alshon Jeffery’s contract.
Jeffery was set to make $11.75 million in 2019 but the by restructuring his deal, the team converted most of his 2019 salary into a signing bonus. Additionally, they are giving $11.5 million in guaranteed money to the receiver for 2020.
Prior to his restructured contract, Jeffery didn’t have any guarantees in 2020. By giving him $11.5 million for the 2020 season, that almost ensures that the veteran receiver will remain with the team through next season.
What the restructured contract also does is give GM Howie Roseman more money to work with if he pleases. Could the Eagles be plotting on making another move to their roster this season? Perhaps a move for Melvin Gordon is in the works?
To begin the offseason, the Eagles had little to no cap room to work with. It wasn’t an ideal situation considering that they needed to get a deal for Carson Wentz done. Roseman was able to work his magic and restructure contracts with players like Lane Johnson and Jason Kelce (among others) to free up some money.
Furthermore, Philadelphia was able to bring in Malik Jackson, DeSean Jackson, and Zach Brown. On top of all of that, they were also able to sign Wentz to a long-term extension.
Now, just one day before they play the Washington Redskins, Roseman is working his magic once again. The Eagles GM could have another notable move up his sleeve with Jeffery’s contract being restructured on Saturday.