Jeff McLane is reporting that while Eagles LB Mychal Kendricks remains on the trading block this offseason, he will be in attendance for the start of the team’s voluntary workouts this week.
It’s been a while since we heard anything about Kendricks.
Back in March, McLane reported that the Eagles were asking potential trade partners for at least a fifth-round pick in return for Kendricks. However, teams were reportedly offering less because they know it’s likely he’ll be released at some point.
If a trade is to happen, it would likely be agreed to during the draft. After that, Philadelphia could hold out until roster cuts to see if a team suffers an injury at linebacker and is willing to part with a future draft pick for Kendricks.
Kendricks, 26, is a former second-round pick of the Eagles back in 2012. He’s entering the third year of his five-year, $29.896 million contract that included $16.4 million guaranteed and stands to make a base salary of $4.85 million for the 2016 season.
According to OverTheCap.com, trading or releasing Kendricks would free up $1.8 million of available cap space while creating $4.8 million in dead money. However, the Eagles could improve those figures to $5 million in cap savings and just $1.6 million in dead money by designating him as a post-June 1 release.
In 2016, Kendricks appeared in 15 games for the Eagles and recorded 32 tackles, no sacks or interceptions, a fumble recovery and a pass defense. According to Pro Football Focus, Kendricks was limited to playing 273 snaps, but was close to an average player based on their ratings.