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Eagles Still Open To Trading C Jason Kelce & LB Mychal Kendricks

Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports is reporting that the Eagles are still open to trading C Jason Kelce, but won’t give him away in a deal.

According to La Canfora, the Eagles are also trying to trade LB Mychal Kendricks and still complete a deal with the Saints for WR Brandin Cooks.

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.

Kelce, 29, is a former sixth-round pick of the Eagles back in 2011. He’s entering the fourth year of his seven-year, $40.11 million contract that included $13 million guaranteed and stands to make a base salary of $5 million for the 2017 season.

According to OverTheCap.com, releasing Kelce would free up $3.8 million in available cap space while creating $2.4 million in dead money.

In 2016, Kelce appeared in all 16 games for the Eagles and is rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 27 center out of 38 qualifying players.