Philadelphia Eagles to Release All-Pro Safety Kevin Byard

The Philadelphia Eagles are ready to call it quits on a dramatic midseason trade. According to Fox Sports' Ralph Vacchiano, the Eagles will release two-time first-team All-Pro safety Kevin Byard. The Eagles acquired Byard from the Tennessee Titans in October of 2023 in exchange for 2024 fifth-round and sixth-round picks. He started 10 games, breaking up three passes and nabbing one interception. Releasing Byard will clear $13 million in cap space for the Eagles. 

Unfortunately, Byard failed to make a major impact on a flailing Eagles defense. After reaching the Super Bowl and finishing with a league-best 4.9 net passing yards allowed during the 2022 season, the Eagles fell all the way to 30th in points allowed last year.

Byard wasn't a fit for the Eagles, but he's only 30 years old and was a first-team All-Pro as recently as 2021. He also earned a respectable 74.0 overall grade from Pro Football Focus last season for his individual play. He'll be a worthy addition to a contending team looking to buy low on a proven veteran.

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