Are the Eagles putting Mychal Kendricks on the trading block?

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 02: Mychal Kendricks
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 02: Mychal Kendricks /

Bring one linebacker back in, and send another one out. That is exactly what the Philadelphia Eagles are rumored to be doing.

The Philadelphia Eagles recently made what could be their most significant move during free agency. That is re-signing their golden boy linebacker, Nigel Bradham. Howie Roseman broke the bank on the veteran linebacker with a five-year deal worth somewhere around $40 million. Looking back at the season he had, it was well-deserved.

But in the NFL, with big gains come big losses. And the Eagles could potentially lose another one of their own to help fund this re-signing. With Bradham on board for the next five seasons, the Eagles are rumored to be shopping their other outside linebacker, Mychal Kendricks.

This story sounds familiar, right? Just like last years offseason, it seems as though the Eagles are looking to move Kendricks once again. The only difference is this year he has increased his value. Kendricks played in 15 games during the 2017 regular season where he registered 77 tackles and two sacks. That doesn’t include the 16 tackles that he racked up in the playoffs, either.

Kendricks on the block?

Once again, the business side of the NFL comes in to play against the Eagles. The cap situation might not be as bad as it once seemed, but it still isn’t that pretty either. Kendricks cap hit of $7.6 million looks better cleared up than it does on the tab for the 2018 season. Although he was worth his salary last season, the Eagles may want to go younger at the position.

Don’t expect a move to happen immediately, though. We have seen this story before. Kendricks is no stranger to being involved in trade rumors after spending six years in the NFL. In fact, he even asked to be traded in 2017, and the Eagles didn’t also move him then.

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At this point, it doesn’t seem like Howie Roseman is going to make a move for the sake of cap space. Unless he is getting a steal in the deal, he will most likely hold onto Kendricks. But considering Kendricks comeback season in 2017, it may not be as difficult to move him. A draft pick or two could help the Eagles as they are light in draft day assets.