Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Ron Brooks has agreed to a pay cut, ESPN’s Field Yates reports.
Source: Eagles DB Ron Brooks took a paycut from $1.85M to $1M for 2017. The 2018 year in his contract is also now an option year.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) March 31, 2017
Brooks agreed to have his salary for the upcoming season to be reduced from $1.85 million to $1 million. Additionally, the 2018 year in his contract is now an option year.
Brooks signed a three-year, $5.5 million deal with the Eagles last offseason after spending the first four years of his career with the Buffalo Bills. He’s still recovering from a ruptured quadriceps tendon in his right leg he suffered against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 7 of last season.
Reunited with defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz, Brooks mainly manned the nickel role and was part of a unit that started the 2017 season off strong. Brooks’ injury weakened the secondary, one of many factors that played into the defense’s decline down the stretch.
The Eagles released starting outside corner Leodis McKelvin and lost his counterpart, Nolan Carroll, to the Dallas Cowboys in free agency. In need of serious reinforcements, they are expected to target the quality cornerback class in the upcoming NFL draft.