Mychal Kendricks Admits He Requested A Trade

Rufina Vignone
Luglio 29, 2017

Linebacker Mychal Kendricks revealed Friday that he asked to be traded away from Philadelphia this offseason - but the Eagles wouldn't have it.

Reports emerged that Kendricks was indeed on the trade block, but he remains an Eagle in training camp.

Kendricks now has three years left on his contract and carries a $6.6 million cap hit for 2017.

"Their response was, 'You're young, you're talented and we're not into that".

Kendricks saw his playing time shrivel up last season under coordinator Jim Schwartz.

"That's the business. It's just like that". You tell them what you want, they either do it or they don't, and you're in the contract you signed.

The team's thin linebacker corps may place the 26-year-old defender in the base set, but his role might not be much different. The former second-round pick was a full-time player from 2012-15.

Kendricks signed a five-year deal with the team in 2015 and said he'd "plead the fifth" when asked if he regrets doing that given what's happened to his role after the change of coaches and defensive schemes.

"No, it's never closed". There's 32 out there. It's never closed. Everyone's up.

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