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Mychal Kendricks | Linebacker

Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age / DOB:  (23) / 9/28/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 240
College: California
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Eagles ILB Mychal Kendricks has been assisting with defensive play-calling in OTAs.
Fellow ILB DeMeco Ryans called the plays in 2013, but Kendricks is being groomed to potentially help. It could mean anything from Ryans will play less, to the Eagles want Kendricks to be ready if Ryans goes down with injury. Ryans played 96 percent of the Eagles' defensive snaps last season, but was bandied about as a release candidate. Ryans is on the downside of his career, while Kendricks has All-Pro upside. Jun 10 - 8:04 PM

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Eagles ILB Mychal Kendricks battled thumb issues last season and had it placed in a cast for about a month this offseason to let the loose tendons tighten up.

With his hand in a cast, Kendricks worked on his conditioning over the winter and expects to play faster. He also worked on his core strength to help prevent missed tackles. PFF credited Kendricks with a whopping 21 missed tackles in 2013. He's a sideline-to-sideline linebacker with All-Pro potential.
Apr 29 - 12:42 PM

Eagles ILB Mychal Kendricks said he plans to make film study his priority this offseason.

Kendricks has freakish sideline-to-sideline physical tools, and he put them on display during a breakout sophomore campaign. He posted 106 tackles, four sacks, three interceptions, six tackles for a loss and two forced fumbles. Once Kendricks wraps his head around the position, he's going to be an annual All-Pro candidate. "You can only get so fast and so strong, but you cannot stop developing your mind," he said. "It's a more powerful weapon than anything else."
Feb 3 - 12:01 PM

Eagles ILB Mychal Kendricks (knee) is practicing Tuesday.

Kendricks didn't practice at all last week due to a knee injury and missed Sunday's game against the Redskins. He's considered day to day and should return when the Eagles come out of their bye in Week 13.
Tue, Nov 19, 2013 12:09:00 PM

Eagles ILB Mychal Kendricks (knee) did not practice Wednesday or Thursday.

Kendricks' injury is not considered serious, but he's in doubt for Sunday's game against the Redskins. It would leave the Eagles without their most athletic linebacker in a game oddsmakers project to be the highest scoring in Week 11. LT Jason Peters (quad) also hasn't practiced this week.
Thu, Nov 14, 2013 12:05:00 PM

Eagles DC Billy Davis said ILB Mychal Kendricks (knee) is "day to day."

Kendricks exited Week 10 in the first quarter with a knee injury, and did not return. He's managed to avoid a serious injury and could practice this week. Kendricks has 68 tackles and one sack through nine games.
Tue, Nov 12, 2013 11:53:00 AM

Eagles ILB Mychal Kendricks left Sunday's Week 10 game at Green Bay with a knee injury and will not return.

In the first quarter, Kendricks tried to tackle Eddie Lacy at the second level and took the worst of it. Trainers were looking at his right knee before he went to the locker room for X-rays. Kendricks, perhaps the most athletic player on the entire Eagles defense, was second on the team with 66 tackles through nine games.
Sun, Nov 10, 2013 01:20:00 PM

Eagles DC Billy Davis said ILB Mychal Kendricks' "knack" for blitzing is "very exciting."

Kendricks looked like the best defender on the field Monday night, flying around for 10 tackles (six solo, one for a loss) and two quarterback hits. Now a blitzer from weak-side inside 'backer, he's going to shatter last year's mark of one sack. Kendricks, also a strong coverage linebacker, is an IDP sleeper turned gold.
Thu, Sep 12, 2013 10:04:00 AM

Eagles ILB Mychal Kendricks is expected to rush the quarterback more this season.

Kendricks sometimes gets a "cover linebacker" tag because he ran a 4.47 at the Combine. But he's also capable of a pass rush, something he wasn't able to show as an outside linebacker in last year's Wide Nine scheme. Now that new DC Billy Davis is installing some variation of a 3-4 base, Kendricks is licking his chops. He's one of our favorite IDP sleepers.
Tue, Aug 6, 2013 09:16:00 AM

Sheil Kapadia of Philly Mag thinks Eagles second-year ILB Mychal Kendricks can have a "really big year" this season.

Kendricks, the No. 46 overall pick last year, appeared in 15 games as a rookie and registered 75 tackles and a sack as the Eagles' starting strong-side 'backer. He'll kick inside in the new 3-4 scheme, and he has the skills to play the run and cover tight ends and running backs. Pro Football Focus graded Kendricks out as its No. 42 4-3 outside linebacker last season.
Wed, Jun 5, 2013 09:53:00 PM

Eagles SLB Mychal Kendricks (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 17.

Both Kendricks and fellow rookie DT Fletcher Cox sustained concussions in last week's loss to the Redskins. Kendricks is currently third on the team in tackles with 75, and has recorded an impressive nine passes defensed. Akeem Jordan will start at strong-side linebacker in Kendricks' place.
Sat, Dec 29, 2012 10:08:00 AM

Eagles LB Mychal Kendricks sustained a concussion in Sunday's Week 16 loss to the Redskins.

Along with fellow rookie Fletcher Cox, Kendricks was a bright spot in a lost season for the Eagles. Assuming he sits out the finale, the second-round pick will finish with 75 tackles and one sack. He'll be back as the likely starter on the strong side under a new regime in 2013.
Mon, Dec 24, 2012 12:19:00 PM

Eagles SLB Mychal Kendricks did not start Sunday's Week 8 loss to the Falcons for disciplinary reasons.

Casey Matthews played the strong-side linebacker spot during the first series. After that, Kendricks assumed his normal role. The second-round rookie, who was late to a meeting on Friday, finished with just two tackles and one pass breakup. As a whole, the Eagles defense forced just one punt and didn't generate a single turnover.
Sun, Oct 28, 2012 08:01:00 PM

Eagles SLB Mychal Kendricks left Sunday's Week 5 game versus the Steelers with an apparent ankle injury.

Kendricks had trouble putting weight on the foot and was sent to the trainers' table. He had missed a couple of key tackles earlier in the game. Casey Matthews has come on as his replacement. Kendricks returned to the game in the fourth quarter.
Sun, Oct 7, 2012 03:27:00 PM

The Eagles are using rookie LB Mychal Kendricks as an every-down linebacker.

It's good news for his IDP value. While Kendricks managed just five tackles (four solo) in the opener, his stats should improve by the week. Kendricks opened Sunday's win at strong-side linebacker. He's also seeing action at WILL. DeMeco Ryans and Kendricks were the nickel 'backers in Sunday's opener.
Sun, Sep 9, 2012 06:36:00 PM