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Former Philadelphia Eagles linebacker, Mychal Kendricks has signed a one year 3.5 million dollar contract with the Cleveland Browns. Kendricks was drafted 46th overall by the Eagles in 2012 and had spent all six seasons of his career there, where he recorded 14 sacks, six fumbles, and three interceptions.
Prior to his release, he started in 13 games while playing in all but one game throughout the season. In those games, he recorded 51 tackles, 22 assists and two sacks.
Kendrick’s spent the better part of the past week doing college style visits. He started the week visiting the Minnesota Vikings where his brother, linebacker Eric Kendricks tried to convince him to stay, but no deal could be made. Next up was the Oakland Raiders in the middle of the week before finishing his tours with the Cleveland Browns.
Kendricks joins a deep linebacker group in Cleveland that includes veterans Jamie Collins and Christian Kirksey, as well as young guns Joe Schobert, James Burgess, and 2018 fifth round pick Genard Avery.
Kendricks is also the latest name to be added in general manager John Dorsey’s attempt to revitalize Cleveland football following an 0 and 16 season. He joins fellow defensive acquisitions cornerbacks E.J. Gaines, T.J. Carrie, and Terrance Mitchell, defensive linemen Chris Smith and safety Damarious Randall.