Eagles to restructure Javon Hargrave’s contract, free $9 million in space
Following Isaac Seumalo’s contract’s restructure yesterday, the Eagles open up even more cap space today, restructuring DT Javon Hargrave’s contract. This restructure is expected to open roughly $9.4 million in cap space this offseason. Hargrave signed with the Eagles last offseason on a three-year, $39 million contract.
Javon started the last season slow but found his place in the Eagles’ defense about halfway through the year and returned to form. Eagles fans and Hargrave did not get off on the right foot. Javon missed the first week of the season and several in training camp due to a pectoral injury that led to a slow start.
In 2020, Javon tied his career-high for QB hits with 8. During the four previous years, Hargrave averaged 5.5 tackles for loss, and he finished with 5 in 2020. Even in sacks, his career average was 3.6 and Javon finished with 4.5, which is the second-most in his career. The Eagles ran a deep rotation on the defensive line that also hindered Hargrave’s numbers. With the expected release of Malik Jackson, he will likely see more playing time in 2021.
The exact details of Hargrave’s new contract are not currently known yet, but this move frees up almost a quarter of the $40 million they need to free up to be below the cap limit. Between the several other restructures on the way like Lane Johnson and Brandon Graham and cuts of veterans like Alshon Jeffery, the Eagles are trying to do everything they can to create space.
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