6 Eagles Cap Casualty Cuts to Save Millions This Offseason

If the Philadelphia Eagles wanted to save money this offseason, these 6 players could be in danger

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2. Avonte Maddox, CB

Pre-June 1 Savings: $1.96 million
Pre-June 1 Dead Money: $7.72 million
Post-June 1 Savings: $7.12 million
Post-June 1 Dead Money: $2.56 million

A fourth-round pick out of Pitt back in 2018, Avonte Maddox has been able to carve out a nice NFL career thus far. At just 5-foot-9 and 184 pounds, he’s undersized for his position but has been able to use his quickness and instincts to develop into a trusted slot corner.

In 64 career games, he has 250 tackles, 3.0 sacks, 31 pass defenses, and four picks. He’s also surrounded by players who underperformed last season which begs the question of why he would even be considered a potential cap casualty.

The answer there is durability. Maddox has never played a full season and while he came close in 2021 when he missed just one game, he’s been out a grand total of 35 games and played in just 13 over the past two seasons. A toe injury limited him to nine games in 2022 and a pectoral issue kept him sidelined in 2023 for all but four games.

Now with a new defensive coordinator, who will be tasked with fixing a broken pass defense, Maddox could be released as a Post-June 1 cut. The money wouldn’t be available until after June, but it would still free up more than $7 million.