The Eagles converted $745,588 of guard Brandon Brooks‘ remaining base salary to a signing bonus and dropped his base salary rate to the league minimum ($775K), according to ESPN.com’s Field Yates (on Twitter). The move creates $559K in cap space for Philadelphia.

The Eagles badly needed the wiggle room. Currently, the Eagles are in the bottom five league-wide in cap space and they’ll have to make moves in order to get under the cap this offseason.