Eagles officially announce they’ve released slot CB Avonte Maddox

Avonte Maddox made a list of potential salary cap casualties, and on Wednesday, the Eagles decided to release the slot cornerback the team officially announced.

The move provides Philadelphia with a cap savings of $7,117,647 and a dead cap hit of $2,559,266.

Maddox returned to the lineup to play the season’s last three games after undergoing surgery on a torn pectoral muscle in September.

Maddox is one of the top slot cornerbacks in the NFL, but he’s played only 13 games in the last two years, and he’s missed 36 percent of the Eagles’ games since he was drafted in 2018.

Story originally appeared on Eagles Wire