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Mychal Kendricks responds to trade rumors, says Eagles haven't discussed contract extension

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Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

There's been a lot of speculation this offseason regarding Mychal Kendricks' future in Phialdelphia. Everyone knows the story by now. The Eagles added Kiko Alonso, added an extra year on DeMeco Ryans' contract, and drafted Jordan Hicks in the third round. Meanwhile, Kendricks is scheduled to enter the final year of his rookie deal.

Following practice on Tuesday afternoon, Kendricks said he hasn't discussed a contract extension with the Eagles. Via Mark Eckel of NJ.com:

"There's been no talk of an extension. I can't control whatever happens here. I like Philly. I'd like to finish where I started. I like it out here. But again whatever happens, happens.''

When asked how if he's sure he'll be on Philadelphia's roster this season, the linebacker even seemed unsure.

"I don't know. I don't know. I think so.''

It's hard to blame Kendricks for the uncertainty. A report from earlier this offseason indicated the Eagles were willing to trade Kendricks for a second round draft pick. Of course, such a deal never happened, but Kendricks did hear the rumors.

"I didn't know what to think. I didn't know what it was. I guess it was what it was. In this league we're all renting space. It's a business. And you have to admire that and respect that."

Kendricks has been running next to Alonso with the first team inside linebackers in practice. The Eagles will have one of the league's most talented groups of inside linebackers assuming they keep Kendricks. It'll be interesting to see how defensive coordinator Bill Davis utilizes his personnel. Kendricks did say he can see all three linebackers getting on the field at once, but he made it clear he wants to remain a starter. Via Birds 24/7:

"I want to start. That's what I came here to do. But that's something I can't control. All I can do is work hard every day, come here ready to show up and do what I do, and the rest will take care of itself."