Jeff McLane reports that the Eagles asking potential trade partners for at least a fifth-round pick in return for LB Mychal Kendricks. However, teams are reportedly offering less because they know it’s likely he’ll be released.
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.