Report: Eagles releasing LB Mychal Kendricks

Philadelphia Eagles outside linebacker Mychal Kendricks

The Philadelphia Eagles are reportedly releasing veteran linebacker Mychal Kendricks, who has been with the club since being selected in the second round out of Cal in 2012.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter dropped this bit of news early Tuesday afternoon.

As Schefter noted, Kendricks likely won’t be unemployed for long. He’s started 74 games for the Eagles the past six seasons, racking up 454 tackles, three interceptions, 14 sacks and six forced fumbles.

That Philadelphia released Kendricks is surprising. However, when you consider the team has been trying to trade him since last offseason it’s not completely shocking.

According to Spotrac, Kendricks was set to count $7.6 million against the cap in 2018, with a dead cap hit of $3.2 million, so the Eagles are saving a fair amount of cash with this roster move.