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Mychal Kendricks, Browns reportedly agree to contract [UPDATES]

The former Eagle has a new home.

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Former Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Mychal Kendricks has a new NFL home. The 27-year-old veteran is signing a one-year contract with the Cleveland Browns, according to a report from NFL insider Ian Rapoport.

The Browns, who went 0-16 last year, were one of three teams reportedly showing interest in Kendricks after the Eagles released him two weeks ago. He reportedly visited with Cleveland on Friday.

It’s interesting to see that Kendricks turned down the opportunity to play with his brother, Eric Kendricks, in Minnesota. He officially visited the Vikings last week.

It’s also interesting to consider Kendricks’ fit in Cleveland. They already have some established players in Jamie Collins, Christian Kirksey, and Joe Schobert. It’ll be interesting to see how much playing time he gets.

The Browns have the most cap space in the NFL so they could certainly afford to make Kendricks a good offer. It remains to be seen how much Kendricks’ one-year deal is worth.

Speaking of cap space, the Eagles now have about $5.9 million to work with (per Over The Cap) thanks to designating Kendricks as a post-June 1 cut. Philadelphia can use that to re-sign Corey Graham and/or make some other roster additions.

The Eagles don’t play the Browns in the regular season but they will make a trip to Cleveland in the preseason. It’s the dress rehearsal game so Kendricks could play a decent amount in that matchup.

UPDATE: Kendricks’ agent says the deal with Cleveland is not done yet.

And Kendricks isn’t happy with RapSheet.

SECOND UPDATE: Kendricks denies signing with the Browns. He’s not happy.

THIRD UPDATE: Kendricks to the Browns is back on. The deal is reportedly worth $3.5 million. Kendricks had a $7.6 million cap number with the Eagles in 2018 before being released.


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