Eagles release DeMeco Ryans

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The Eagles announced the release of veteran linebacker DeMeco Ryans Wednesday.

Ryans’ base salary of $2.5 million would have become fully guaranteed on Mar. 11. He restructured his contract before last season for cap reasons and got a $2 million signing bonus on his new deal that extended through 2016.

A second-round pick of the Texans in 2006, Ryans will be 32 this summer. He played the last four seasons with the Eagles and started 13 games last season.

His 2014 season was cut short by the second Achilles rupture of his career. A two-time Pro Bowler, Ryans has seven career interceptions and 13.5 career sacks in 140 games.