Huff was pulled over Tuesday morning for speeding on the Walt Whitman Bridge and charged with possession of an unloaded handgun (9mm) without a permit and a small amount of marijuana.
Huff was a solid special teams performer but brought replacement-level talent to the passing game. He’s caught 13 passes for 72 yards (5.5 average) and a touchdown this season. Huff ends his three-year stint with the Eagles compiling 48 receptions for 482 yards and four scores.
Peters is set to make $9.5 million in base salary, and his workout bonuses bump that number to $10.7 million. He’s set to count $11.7 million against the Eagles’ salary cap. While there was some discussion about Peters being asked to take a pay cut, it appears he’ll play this season under that number. Philly has cap issues entering the new league year, but the veteran left tackle owned almost all the leverage.
While the play of the 35-year-old Peters might have fallen off slightly the past two years thanks in part to lingering back issue in 2016, he’s still one of the better left tackles in the NFL, far and away the Eagles’ best option, and would have been by a mile the best offensive tackle to hit the open market if Philly had oddly moved on from the nine-time Pro Bowler.
In Philadelphia, McGloin will battle for position with Nick Foles behind locked-in starter Carson Wentz. Coach Doug Pederson kept just two quarterbacks on the roster last season, though, meaning that McGloin is no lock to make the team.
Nor is he likely to see meaningful snaps in 2017 barring a disaster. The Eagles have found their quarterback in Wentz, and will use this month’s draft to surround their young arm with a flock of new weapons.
Long is widely seen as a veteran who can also bring leadership to any locker room he’s a part of. The Eagles aren’t getting a player in his prime, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see the former Rams star play more snaps than he did down the stretch in New England.
McKelvin signed a two-year, $6 million contract ($3 million guaranteed) with Philly last offseason. Cutting the corner saves the salary cap-strapped Eagles $3.2 million.
The 31-year-old corner was familiar with defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz’s system from his time in Buffalo. McKelvin started 12 games while battling concussion and hamstring injuries in 2016.
Barwin didn’t fit the profile of a defensive end in coordinator Jim Schwartz’s system. In four seasons with the Eagles, he compiled 31.5 sacks, but had just five QB takedowns with 34 tackles in 2016 and his playing time diminished.
Barwin said in January he’d “take a pay cut” to stay in Philly, but the fit in the Eagles’ system made little sense. The 30-year-old should find a home in a market in need of edge rushers. He’s likely to land on a 3-4 team back at outside linebacker, where his versatility as a rusher and covering in space is better utilized.