According to Jordan Schultz of Yahoo Sports, free agent linebacker Mychal Kendricks plans to visit the Minnesota Vikings, Oakland Raiders and Cleveland Browns this week. Schulz’s source also noted Kendricks is expected to make a decision on where he will sign this week.
Mychal has spent his entire six-year NFL career as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles. Originally drafted in the second round of the 2012 draft, he was released by the team last week after refusing to take a pay cut. He had two years left on his contract and was scheduled to count $7.6 million against the Eagles’ salary cap this season.
In 74 career starts, Kendricks has 14 sacks, six forced fumbles and three interceptions.
— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) May 29, 2018
Now, the outside linebacker could join forces with his younger brother in what would become a deep linebacker group for Minnesota. Here’s a quick look at the current Vikings LB depth chart:
Vikings linebacker depth
Strongside linebacker (Sam)
Middle linebacker (Mike)
- Eric Kendricks (26)
- Kentrell Brothers (25)*SUSPENDED first four games of 2018 season*
- Devante Downs (22)
- Brett Taylor (23)
Weakside linebacker (Will)
UPDATE: Ben Goessling of the Star Tribune reported Mychal Kendricks is in town visiting with the Vikings today (5/29/28).
Former Eagles linebacker Mychal Kendricks is in Minnesota for his visit with the Vikings now, according to two league sources. Vikings will see if they want to add Eric Kendricks’ older brother to the roster.
— Ben Goessling (@GoesslingStrib) May 29, 2018