McLeod finished the 2017 regular season with 54 tackles (39 solo), six passes defensed, and three interceptions across 14 games.
The tackle total was a career-low for the five year veteran, and it being the first time he failed to play all 16 games in a season doesn't fully explain the fall-off in production. The 27-year-old came on strong to finish the year at least, as he logged six or more tackles in four of his five final games (including the playoffs) after having made more than four tackles only once in the season's first 14 weeks. He will be back with the Eagles in 2018 and will remain a low-end IDP option.
McLeod (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Cowboys, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
With little at stake for the Eagles in the regular-season finale, McLeod will be one of six regulars on defense who will be in street clothes. McLeod, who finishes the 2017 campaign with 54 tackles and three interceptions, will likely give way to Corey Graham at free safety.
McLeod recorded a season-high 11 tackles (seven solo) in Sunday's 34-29 triumph over the Giants.
McLeod's previous high in tackles this season was five in Week 13, so his performance Sunday was well above his normal expectation. The 27-year-old free safety saw all 88 defensive snaps and will presumably see another heavy workload in Week 16.
McLeod tallied his third pick in as many games during Sunday's win over the Cowboys.
McLeod has now recorded an interception in three consecutive games. The 27-year-old also added three tackles (two solo) on the day. He will look to keep his streak alive when the Eagles take on the Bears in Week 12.
McLeod recorded two tackles (one solo), an interception and a pass defensed in Sunday's 51-23 win over the Broncos.
The performance marks McLeod's fifth straight contest with a pass defensed and second in a row with an interception. The Virginia product played all but one defensive snap in this game and seems to be fully recovered from the hamstring injury that hampered him earlier in the season.
|4||9/30/18||@ TEN||1:00 pm|
|6||10/11/18||@ NYG||8:20 pm|
|8||10/28/18||@ JAC||9:30 am|
|Bye: Week 9|
|11||11/18/18||@ NO||1:00 pm|
|14||12/9/18||@ DAL||4:25 pm|
|15||12/16/18||@ LAR||8:20 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ WAS||1:00 pm|
|2012||St. Louis Rams||16||12||9.0||3||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2013||St. Louis Rams||16||79||63.0||16||0||2||2||1.0||2||0||7|
|2014||St. Louis Rams||16||72||62.0||10||0||2||1||0.5||1||0||6|
|2015||St. Louis Rams||16||82||59.0||23||0||1||4||4.0||4||0||5|
|2012||St. Louis Rams||16||0||1||21||21.0||21||0||1||0||1|
|2013||St. Louis Rams||16||16||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0|
|2014||St. Louis Rams||16||16||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0|
|2015||St. Louis Rams||16||16||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2012||St. Louis Rams||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2013||St. Louis Rams||16||0||0||2||0||2||9||2||0|
|2014||St. Louis Rams||16||0||0||2||0||2||9||2||0|
|2015||St. Louis Rams||16||0||0||3||0||1||20||1||1|