The Philadelphia Eagles have made their first move to kick off the offseason, announcing Wednesday afternoon that they are releasing slot corner Avonte Maddox.

The news was first reported Tuesday afternoon by ESPN's Adam Schefter and confirmed by multiple sources.

Maddox joined the Eagles in the fourth-round of the 2018 NFL Draft out of the University of Pittsburgh and has been a key defender in the Eagles secondary.

During his six seasons, Maddox has struggled with multiple injuries, playing in just  64 games, including just 13 over the past two seasons.

He four career interceptions and had one more year left on his contract.

By releasing Maddox the team saves $7.1 million if it's a past-June 1 designation.

The remaining cornerback options for the Eagles really don't feature many slot options, but the report did suggest the two sides may try to reunite.

The team does have Mekhi Garner, Mario Goodrich, Josh Jobe, Zech McPhearson, Eli Ricks, Kelee Ringo as potential options if the team can't agree on a deal to bring Maddox back.

One guy to keep an eye on in-house is Isaiah Rodgers, who the team added after he was released by Indianapolis for his role in sports gambling.

He is a guy who has mainly played outside, but could play on the inside with his body type.

He will need to be reinstated first, but that is likely.

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