The new deal, which NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports is a two-year restructured contract worth a base of $7.5 million, will keep Ryans in Philadelphia through the 2016 season. It lowers his salary cap hit from $6.9 million to about $3 million, according to Rapoport.
Ryans joined the Eagles in 2012 after spending the first six years of his career with the Texans. Since he arrived in Philadelphia, Ryans has recorded more tackles than any other Eagles player.
Last season, Ryan only played in eight games due to an Achilles injury. He finished the year with 45 combined tackles and one interception.
In 2013, his last full season, Ryans recorded 127 combined tackles, four sacks and two interceptions.
Last season, the Eagles—who missed the playoffs despite finishing 10-6—gave up 375.6 yards per game, the fifth-worst total in the NFL. They allowed 25 points per game.
- Stanley Kay