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Kendricks on his performance: 'I'm not even playing' - Inquirer

Kendricks appeared to struggle on a few more plays during the possession, but he clearly took a poor angle on a Golden Tate end-around that advanced the Lions to the 1-yard line. They scored a play later.

Schwartz abandoned the nickel rotation in the second half. Kendricks was part of the package before he suffered a hamstring injury in training camp, but by the time he returned, Bradham had leapfrogged him.

He said before the season started that he has had to adjust to playing less, but that he was on board with Schwartz’s decision. Nevertheless, his role has shifted. Kendricks’ best attribute was blitzing, but he hasn’t gotten many chances this season, if any at all, because of situations and Schwartz’s reluctance to send extra rushers.

“We have a [blitz] lineup, but it’s just a different defense,” Kendricks said. “There’s time when we may go or may not. The time just hasn’t been called for it, I guess.”

Mychal Kendricks was a disaster against the Lions, with gifs and stuff - Philly Voice

Prior to the Philadelphia Eagles' 2015 season, Mychal Kendricks signed a four-year contract extension worth $29 million. At the time, in his previous 16 games -- the final four games in 2013 and the 12 games he played in 2014 -- Kendricks racked up 115 tackles, 7 sacks, 5 forced fumbles, and 2 interceptions.

He now looks nothing like the player Cris Collinsworth fawned all over on Sunday Night Football once upon a time.

Against the Detroit Lions this past Sunday, Kendricks was a hot mess. In total, he was on the field for 26 snaps, three of which were kneel downs. It just felt like a lot more than that because he had so many bad moments.

Carson Wentz has Eagles fever permeating his North Dakota roots - CSN

In Fargo, they can't stock enough Eagles gear. Sam, a junior at North Dakota State University (NDSU) working at a local Scheel's store — a mesmerizing sports emporium near NDSU's main campus — says they are completely sold out of Wentz bobbleheads, 150 gone in under four hours last week. Those No. 11 Eagles jerseys are on the racks, too, and selling fast.

"We're selling tons, trying to keep up with the demand," Sam says.

That's because everyone in North Dakota is wearing them. Kids, grandparents, bar owners — even former coaches.

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