Wednesday March 9th, 2016

Free-agent safety Rodney McLeod will sign a five-year, $37 million deal with the Philadelphia Eagles, reports Adam Schefter of ESPN. 

The deal will include $17 million in guaranteed salary. The deal is the first major paycheck for the 25-year-old, who had a one-year contract worth $2.35 million with the Rams last season.

McLeod is the second major piece of the Rams secondary to leave this season, as cornerback Janoris Jenkins is expected to sign with the New York Giants.

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McLeod has started in 48 consecutive games for the Rams at free safety. He had a breakout season in 2015, making 81 total tackles and scoring his first defensive touchdown on a fumble return.

He signed as an undrafted free agent with the Rams out of Virginia before the 2012 season. 

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