Philadelphia Eagles release trade-deadline acquisition Kevin Byard

Kevin Byard's time with the Philadelphia Eagles was short-lived.

The Eagles released the two-time All-Pro safety Friday, a person with direct knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports' Tyler Dragon. The person requested anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly.

The move will save the team an estimated $14 million in cap space next season.

Eagles general manager Howie Roseman traded for Byard in October – sending Terrell Edmunds and fifth- and sixth-round picks in the 2024 draft to the Tennessee Titans – to bolster the middle of Philadelphia's defense. But the defense was part of the team's overall meltdown to cap the regular season with five losses in six games and a wild card round exit in the playoffs against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Byard started 11 games for the Eagles and had one interception with three passes defended. He added 75 tackles (50 solo).

Byard played the first seven-plus seasons of his career with the Titans, with whom he was an All-Pro in 2017 and 2021.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Eagles release two-time All-Pro safety Kevin Byard