Mychal Kendricks in Minnesota to meet with Vikings

Getty Images

Mychal Kendricks likely would have preferred to stay in Philadelphia, but his release could give him a chance to play with his brother.

Kendricks is visiting Minnesota today, Ben Goessling of the Star Tribune reports. Kendricks’ brother, Eric, just finished his third season with the Vikings after they made him a second-round pick.

It is Mychal Kendricks’ first visit since the Eagles released him last week with more visits expected in the coming days. He will have a job soon enough after playing 15 games with 13 starts last season for the Eagles.

Kendricks was on the field for 726 defensive snaps.

The Eagles made him a second-round pick in 2012. He played 85 games with 74 starts in his career in Philadelphia, but the Eagles parted ways because of Kendricks’ $7.6 million cap figure.

22 responses to “Mychal Kendricks in Minnesota to meet with Vikings

  1. Minnesota’s defense gave up 31 consecutive points in their biggest game of the year. To a backup QB. Can’t be too rich.

    In all seriousness, Kendricks is a good rush LB with poor coverage skills and very undersized. He played well in the absence of Jordan Hicks last year but he definitely wasn’t worth the contract. Good luck to him.

  2. Don’t see him actually signing with the Vikings unless he takes a considerable pay-cut. Vikings don’t need to spend anywhere near $7mm on a depth LB. Unless they trade Barr and start the Kendricks duo (which is highly unlikely) he’s going to get a much better offer financially from Oakland and Cleveland as well as a starting LB position.

  3. Might be a good signing as Barr will likely get taken out by someone seeking collarbone revenge

  4. A third linebacker isn’t that important these days and Ben Gedeon is probably fine for that spot. Nothing wrong with depth, though. If he’ll take the minimum for a chance to get to the Super Bowl again and to play with his brother, I’ll take him. If he wants the biggest payday he can get, there’s always Cleveland.

  5. Mychal Kendricks likely would have preferred to stay in Philadelphia

    If that’s the case why did he ask to be released last year?

  6. The last 6 Q’s of football the defense played last year were atrocious, so keep adding players. Who’s going to block for Cousins though?

  7. Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:
    May 29, 2018 at 6:08 pm
    A third linebacker isn’t that important these days and Ben Gedeon is probably fine for that spot. Nothing wrong with depth, though. If he’ll take the minimum for a chance to get to the Super Bowl again and to play with his brother, I’ll take him. If he wants the biggest payday he can get, there’s always Cleveland.

    0 0 Rate This
    ———————————
    Ummm. Minnesota will not be going to the super bowl. You would have to go through Philly and we all know how that went. As long as howie is there GM you don’t have a prayer.

  8. It would definitely be cool to see him in Minnesota, obviously his brother will have nothing but good things to say and probably actively recruit him, but I think realistically he ends up signing with the Raiders. It’s where he’s from and I think they’ll probably offer him more since the Vikings have quite a bit invested in the linebackers already and are working to extend several key players.

  9. mrbiggstuff says:
    May 29, 2018 at 5:29 pm
    Minnesota’s defense gave up 31 consecutive points in their biggest game of the year. To a backup QB. Can’t be too rich.

    In all seriousness, Kendricks is a good rush LB with poor coverage skills and very undersized. He played well in the absence of Jordan Hicks last year but he definitely wasn’t worth the contract. Good luck to him.

    —–

    Too bad that chump of a back-up choked in the SB…oh wait…When are people going to admit what it was? An amazing run by Foles and the Eagles. Not saying the Vikings would have ever won that game, but their heads clearly weren’t in it after that emotional win the week before.

  10. “Minnesota’s defense gave up 31 consecutive points in their biggest game of the year. To a backup QB. Can’t be too rich.

    In all seriousness, Kendricks is a good rush LB with poor coverage skills and very undersized. He played well in the absence of Jordan Hicks last year but he definitely wasn’t worth the contract. Good luck to him.”

    He’s not really undersized. Maybe he was coming out of college but now he’s a solid 240 pounds.

  11. jam11163 says:
    May 29, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    Ummm. Minnesota will not be going to the super bowl. You would have to go through Philly and we all know how that went. As long as howie is there GM you don’t have a prayer.
    __________

    With all the Packer and Eagle fans telling us the Vikings don’t have a prayer of winning the division let alone getting to the Super Bowl, I guess there’s no need to even play the games.

  12. As cool as it would be to see the brothers united, I rather have enough money to sign the younger players the Vikings have trained them into. If he takes a massive pay cut sweet. If not I wish him well anywhere.

  13. If they could pull it off…WOW!!!! Kendrick in for Gideon as Weak side LB on 1st and 2nd down, in the 4-3 set. Now that D wouldn’t be fair. Financially I don’t see it happening with the amount of resigns unless we’re looking at a 1 year rental. More of a message to Barr, let’s see if he misses anymore OTA’s.

  14. lambeauwest says:
    May 29, 2018 at 6:03 pm
    Might be a good signing as Barr will likely get taken out by someone seeking collarbone revenge
    ——————————————

    I guess Karma likes Teddy and didn’t appreciate all the wise cracks about him by the drunks to the east.

  15. Liberalsruineverything says:
    May 29, 2018 at 6:48 pm
    lambeauwest says:
    May 29, 2018 at 6:03 pm
    Might be a good signing as Barr will likely get taken out by someone seeking collarbone revenge
    ——————————————

    I guess Karma likes Teddy and didn’t appreciate all the wise cracks about him by the drunks to the east.
    _______________________

    Repost some of those drunk responses when Teddy was injured.
    I’d love to see them.

    I’ve gone back to review some of those posts and almost all of them by Packer fans were positive and encouraging for Bridgewater’s recovery.
    By contrast, Rodgers’ injury was met with celebration and glee.

    If karma was really a fan of Teddy’s it’d fix his candy-ass arm.

  16. wafflestomp says:
    May 29, 2018 at 7:22 pm
    Liberalsruineverything says:
    May 29, 2018 at 6:48 pm
    lambeauwest says:
    May 29, 2018 at 6:03 pm
    Might be a good signing as Barr will likely get taken out by someone seeking collarbone revenge
    ——————————————

    I guess Karma likes Teddy and didn’t appreciate all the wise cracks about him by the drunks to the east.
    _______________________

    Repost some of those drunk responses when Teddy was injured.
    I’d love to see them.

    I’ve gone back to review some of those posts and almost all of them by Packer fans were positive and encouraging for Bridgewater’s recovery.
    By contrast, Rodgers’ injury was met with celebration and glee.

    If karma was really a fan of Teddy’s it’d fix his candy-ass arm.
    —————————————

    Seems karma sure fixed Erins arm watching him skip balls all over the turf in the Panthers game.

  17. Is Mychal Kendricks even in the picture. It’s hard to tell with all of that GOAT!

  18. When you start to crawl into cap hell like this, things change and change quick.

    Good thing Goodell spotted Philly 2 TDs, because they needed em.

    Night night, Philly. Hope you enjoyed the miracle run.

  19. Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:
    May 29, 2018 at 6:08 pm

    If he’ll take the minimum for a chance to get to the Super Bowl again and to play with his brother, I’ll take him.

    ++++++

    Guess there’s no need to negotiate the contract then. The Magician’s wallet is tighter than two coats of paint.

  20. jam11163 says:

    May 29, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:
    May 29, 2018 at 6:08 pm
    A third linebacker isn’t that important these days and Ben Gedeon is probably fine for that spot. Nothing wrong with depth, though. If he’ll take the minimum for a chance to get to the Super Bowl again and to play with his brother, I’ll take him. If he wants the biggest payday he can get, there’s always Cleveland.

    0 0 Rate This
    ———————————
    Ummm. Minnesota will not be going to the super bowl. You would have to go through Philly and we all know how that went. As long as howie is there GM you don’t have a prayer.

    —————–

    A little over confident are we? I think there’s a good chance neither Philly or MN go to the Superbowl. It’s hard to make it period, lets alone two years in a row. How many times have we seen a Cinderella story Superbowl Team win it, and than disappear for several seasons? Like how Denver won it with an amazing defense and than disappear and haven’t made the playoffs since. The NFL stands for Not For Long…and just because the Eagles won it last year, doesn’t guarantee they do it this year, or even make the Playoffs. A lot of teams have gotten better in the NFC. THe Vikings, The Saints, The Rams, The 49ers, The Packers (getting Rodgers back), Atlanta. I wouldn’t count on anything.

    The Eagles won’t have one of the easier schedules in the NFL like they did last year. Lets see how they actually do now that everyone is gunning for them in a absolutely stacked NFC conference.

  21. Do your research Kendricks did not want to stay in Philly. He asked to be traded or released either last season or the season before because he was unhappy with his role in the defense.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!