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Eagles Used Salary Cap Trick for Ryan Kerrigan Contract

David Kaestle
Eagles used a specific cap trick on Ryan Kerrigan's contract.
Eagles used a specific cap trick on Ryan Kerrigan's contract. / Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

Earlier in the week, the Philadelphia Eagles signed veteran defensive end Ryan Kerrigan. The 32-year-old pass-rusher has been a reliable and productive player throughout his career, missing his first game ever in 2019 (his ninth season). It was viewed as a savvy signing by the Eagles, and it looks even better with the way his contract is structured.

Kerrigan's cap hit will only be $1.36 million in 2021 due to the Eagles spreading it out over four voided years on the backend.

This is a move we have seen a handful of times this offseason. And when it's a number as low as Kerrigan's, the potential downside is small. Philadelphia already had one of the best defensive lines in the league last year in terms of sacks, ranking No. 3 in the NFL in sacks per game (3.1).

Kerrigan might not be the sack monster he used to be, but he's still grabbed 5.5 sacks in each of the last two seasons. He brings a valued veteran presence to the Eagles' locker room and a guy that can fill in along the defensive line and still provide production, all at minimal cost.

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