- Ian Rapoport confirms that Kendricks is believed to be available for trade and adds that the Eagles may also trade CB Brandon Boykin for the right price.
However, teams are reportedly balking at the Eagles’ asking price of a second-round pick. La Canfora believes that a deal could still developing the coming day.
In the event that the Eagles end up moving Kendricks at some point, La Canfora mentions that the Eagles could use this draft compensation to move for a quarterback or use him as part of package to trade up in the draft.
There has already been a great deal of speculation that Kendricks could be the next player traded by Chip Kelly, so this doesn’t come as a complete surprise.
Philadelphia has yet to approach Kendricks, who is in the final year of his rookie contract, regarding a contract extension. To make things more confusing, the Eagles signed veteran ILB DeMeco Ryans to a one-year extension through 2016 and added Kiko Alonso in the LeSean McCoy trade, so they don’t really have a need for Kendricks right now.
Kendricks, 24, has one year remaining on his four-year, $4.29 million rookie contract, which includes a base salary of $896,060 for the 2015.
According to OverTheCap.com, trading Kendricks would free up $996,060 in available cap space while creating $418,081 in dead money.
In 2014, Kendricks appeared in 12 games and recorded 83 tackles, four sacks, three forced fumbles, and three pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 6 inside linebacker out of 60 qualifying players.
Boykin, 24, was taken in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He has one year remaining on his four-year, $2.505 million rookie contract that includes a base salary of $1.542 million.
According to OverTheCap.com, trading Boykin would free up $1,542,000 in available cap space while creating in $101,367 dead money.
In 2014, Boykin appeared in all 16 games and recorded 41 tackles, one interception, a forced fumble and nine pass defenses for the Eagles. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 21 cornerback out of 108 qualifying players.