The Minnesota Vikings could potentially feature both Mychal Kendricks and Eric Kendricks for the 2018 NFL season if the team sees the former Philadelphia Eagles linebacker as a good fit.
Ben Goessling of the Star Tribune reported, citing two league sources, that Kendricks was in Minnesota for a visit with the Vikings on Tuesday.
Kendricks, who was surprisingly released as a cap casualty by the Eagles last week, is a darn good linebacker and is coming off arguably his finest season as a pro in 2017. Helping the Eagles win Super Bowl LII, he racked up 73 tackles and two sacks during the regular season and was a key defender throughout the team’s postseason run.
His younger brother Eric recently received a monster contract extension in Minnesota, and the Vikings feature another outstanding linebacker in Anthony Barr, who recently did not show up for OTAs as he looks for his own contract extension. Adding Mychal Kendricks to this group would give Minnesota a tremendous trio of linebackers, adding more strength to one of the league’s best defenses.