Browns reportedly will sign Mychal Kendricks (updated)

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At a time when free agent signings have slowed to a trickle, the Browns are still bolstering their defense.

Free agent linebacker Mychal Kendricks will sign a one-year deal to play the 2018 season in Cleveland, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Kendricks had a busy week last week, visiting the Browns as well as the Vikings and Raiders. He was released by the Eagles the week before and immediately started drawing interest.

The 27-year-old Kendricks started 13 games for the Eagles last season. He has played his entire six-year career in Philadelphia.

Kendricks joins a deep linebacker corps that also includes Jamie Collins, Christian Kirksey, Joe Schobert, James Burgess and fifth-round rookie Genard Avery.

UPDATE 1:35 p.m. ET: Kendricks has denied the report.

29 responses to “Browns reportedly will sign Mychal Kendricks (updated)

  1. Can the people who run pft or any other fan/commentor out there explain to me how linemen are gonna hit without the 3 point stance? Im being very serious i just dont understand. I am a titans fan we r about to give taylor lewan who is 1 of best left tackles in the league 100 million. I do not want to watch a 6 foot 7 and a half man squat and play patty cake/hand fight…i refused to buy tickets and pay that salary if thats what we r gonna be watching.. so is it 2 hands om ground or squat and play mercy…i just dont get it at all.

  2. I guess the Browns were the only team that would guarantee him the amount of playing time that he wanted…..and probably the money he wanted too.

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    He was cut and due to make 7.5 million…I doubt he will sign for anything near that. It’s a one year deal genius.

  4. Wow! The Browns look like a force to be reckoned with on paper, if it was any other team I’d say they’re gonna be a problem this year. Though, the browns have been snakebit for a while now let’s wait until regular season starts. They got Tyrod, but Mayfield looks like a weak pick right now as far as character and checkered past. He does seem like the type who’ll have media focused on him for the wrong reasons. I wasn’t aware of what had happened at college, but if he can leave that behind and make strides on the field and off he’ll probably end up being starting 4 games at least. I only say that because the Bills started Peterman over Tyrod and though they have showed me they are smarter I still think the Bills front office is smarter so we’ll see what happens.

  5. I like the signing for the browns. He’s a good player when engaged and healthy. I just don’t know how the browns overcome the worst draft I have seen in a long time.

  6. The Browns front 4 could be (in their prime) Deacon Jones, Joe Greene, Randy White, and Reggie White…they’d still miss the playoffs.

  7. As a Lions fan, I suspect that the Browns are the most talent-laden sucky team in the history of the NFL. At least the 0-16 Lions had no talent.

  8. darkneptune73 says:
    June 3, 2018 at 3:25 pm
    So he doesn’t care about going to a contender. He cares about money. No surprise because that’s all it is nowadays. Money.

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    He just got a ring, something most players don’t get. Players have very few chances to get the big dollars, so it’s time to do that. If he plays well, he can get 1 more pay day. It’s a win win for him.

  9. Can the people who run pft or any other fan/commentor out there explain to me how linemen are gonna hit without the 3 point stance? Im being very serious i just dont understand. I am a titans fan we r about to give taylor lewan who is 1 of best left tackles in the league 100 million. I do not want to watch a 6 foot 7 and a half man squat and play patty cake/hand fight…i refused to buy tickets and pay that salary if thats what we r gonna be watching.. so is it 2 hands om ground or squat and play mercy…i just dont get it at all.

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    Go to google images and enter offensive line. Most OT’s rarely get in a 3 point stance and in a lot of passing situations the only lineman with a hand down is the center holding the ball.

  10. they have some extremely good young talent on that side of the ball but for some reason passed on that defensive lineman Chubb because they’re the browns and drafted a corner, this guy is another good piece though.

    As long as I’m not playing em, I’d cheer for the Browns to turn it around for their fanbase

  11. raiderston says:
    June 3, 2018 at 3:22 pm
    WOW. I guess he got the ring so now time to get paid. Would of been great on the Raiders but I guess money talks.

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    You are right he does have his ring. And per the article there was no team looking at him likely to get him another. So grabbing the money makes perfect sense.

  12. Not sure a FA signing at this stage could be considered “impact”…you could probably get something comparable if not better off the Scrap heap during roster trimming

  13. wish him the best- linebacker is a bit of a dying breed in the NFL where most teams, including the team that cut him, play 2 LB’s and 5 DB’s the vast majority of the time

  14. NBCsportsWillDeleteThisCommentAnyway… says:
    June 3, 2018 at 4:16 pm
    Man there are some really smart people on here saying it’s about the money. Get a clue it’s a yr deal so it’s about playing time not money. And Raiderston come on are the Raiders really that much better than Cleveland?

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    They have 17 more wins in the last 2 years.

  15. He’s a piece, not a difference maker. If their d-line can cover their gaps, maybe Kendricks will be effective, but don’t assume he and Collins are are of the same caliber when it comes to effectiveness.

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