The Philadelphia Eagles have released veteran linebacker Mychal Kendricks at the start of organized team activities. The Eagles have been looking to move Kendricks in a trade since the start of the off-season.
Mychal Kendricks, via text message, confirmed that the #Eagles have released him. Asked why, he had no immediate comment.
— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) May 22, 2018
The linebacker was seen early Tuesday leaving OTAs in street clothes. Reporters chalked this up to the recent ankle surgery Kendricks had back in March. However, it was because he was released. When asked about the reason he was waived, he had no comment.
Kendricks spent six years with the Eagles and was often upset with his playing time and snap count. However, the veteran helped the Eagles to their first Super Bowl victory after a productive 2017-2018 season. This is not the first time the Eagles have tried to move Kendricks during the off-season, and instead, they released him.
Most believe he won’t be unemployed for long and this move creates a question about who will step up into Kendricks’ spot on the Eagles. With the release of Kendricks, the Eagles showed that they seem alright in linebacker depth and trust their guys to step up into this opening.