QMychal Kendricks
LB CLE (11)
4 weeks ago

Kendricks (ankle) did not participate in mandatory minicamp but head coach Hue Jackson expects the linebacker to be on the field for training camp, Pat McManamon of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kendricks is likely in recovery from March ankle surgery, so his absence for minicamp was likely expected even before Kendricks signed with Cleveland this past April. When healthy, Kendricks will play a key role in a strong Browns linebacking corps that otherwise includes Christian Kirksey and Jamie Collins at OLB.

QMychal Kendricks
LB CLE (11)
1 month ago1 Comment

Kendricks has agreed to terms on a one-year, $3.5 million deal with the Browns, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kendricks was earlier rumored to have inked a deal with Cleveland, but ardently denied these murmurs when questioned. As it turns out, the seventh-year linebacker will end up with the Browns anyways and will reportedly start. The team already boasts a strong linebacker corps with Jamie Collins, Joe Schobert and Christian Kirksey, so it will be interesting to see how Kendricks fits into defensive coordinator Gregg Williams' scheme in 2018.

QMychal Kendricks
LB CLE (11)
1 month ago

Kendricks (ankle) has disputed the original report that he has agreed to terms with the Browns, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kendricks vehemently denied original reports that he had signed with Cleveland, stating that the news was inaccurate. For the moment, the veteran is unsigned, and it remains to be seen whether he will end up joining the Browns.

QMychal Kendricks
LB CLE (11)
1 month ago1 Comment

Kendricks (ankle) signed a one-year contract with the Browns on Sunday, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kendricks has spent his entire career in Philadelphia and is coming off a 2017 campaign where he tallied 77 tackles and two sacks across 15 games. He was released this offseason to clear some cap space, however, and now joins Cleveland in what should be a very talented linebacking corps that already includes the likes of Jamie Collins, Joe Schobert and Christian Kirksey. As a result of the already impressive group, Kendricks could have trouble matching his production from last season in Philadelphia.

QMychal Kendricks
LB CLE (11)
2 months ago

Kendricks (ankle) was released by the Eagles on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

After the Eagles have tried to trade away Kendricks each of the last two offseasons, the club has officially elected to just let the linebacker go in what appears to be a move to create additional cap space. Kendricks likely won't be out of work long, as he would be a valuable piece of any team's defensive front after posting 77 total tackles and two sacks in 2017.

QMychal Kendricks
LB CLE (11)
3 months ago

Brandon Brooks restructuring his contract may mean the Eagles keep Kendricks rather than trade or release him, Zack Rosenblatt of NJ.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The team could save $4.4 million in cap space getting rid of the 27-year-old, and after the signings of Corey Nelson and Paul Worrilow, it seemed Kendricks was likely on his way out of town. However, the Brooks restructuring means the six-year vet doesn't necessarily need to be moved, and whether he stays or goes now is more likely to depend on if the Eagles draft another linebacker. Following a lackluster 2016, Kendricks rebounded last season with 77 tackles (55 solo) and two sacks. He may find it difficult to repeat those numbers if he stays in Philadelphia given the current stable of linebackers currently on the roster.

QMychal Kendricks
LB CLE (11)
4 months ago

Kendricks underwent surgery on his ankle Thursday, Tim McManus of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

The procedure Kendricks underwent is described as a "clean-up" that should only sideline him for a few weeks. As a result, the linebacker should be back on his feet in time for the start of the Eagles' offseason workout program next month.

QMychal Kendricks
LB CLE (11)
5 months ago

Kendricks posted 77 total tackles (55 solo), two sacks and six passes defensed across 15 games during the 2017 regular season.

EDGE Analysis

Kendricks' defensive snap count jumped back up to 2015 levels, and accordingly he came just shy of his statistical output from that same season. The 27-year-old was on the field sparingly through the first few weeks of 2017, but his 17-tackle game Week 6 at Carolina ensured that his per-game snap count would almost double thereafter. Despite the increased opportunity, he was never able to rack up tackles consistently and only averaged five per game from Weeks 8-16. The California product's contract status makes him a constant subject of trade rumors, but if he is back in Philadelphia in 2018, similar production can be expected.

QMychal Kendricks
LB CLE (11)
7 months ago

Kendricks (foot) is active for Monday's contest against the Raiders, Tim McManus of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kendricks followed a limited/full/full practice regimen this week but still received a questionable designation for this contest. Given the all-clear to play Week 16, the weakside linebacker will seek out a fruitful outing versus Oakland's 22nd-ranked offense.

QMychal Kendricks
LB CLE (11)
7 months ago

Kendricks has drawn a questionable designation ahead of Monday's game against the Raiders due to a foot injury, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kendricks was absent from the injury report throughout the week, so it is unclear when he picked up the injury. Kamu Grugier-Hill would likely fill in at weakside linebacker should he ultimately sit out. Final confirmation on his status is unlikely until closer to kickoff Monday.