The Philadelphia Eagles today released Linebacker Mychal Kendricks. The move, while not a surprise, is surprising because of the timing.
The move will save the Eagles $4.4 Million on their salary cap, unless they use the ‘Post-June 1st’ designation. In that case, the savings would be $6 million on the 2019 cap.
Kendricks has been prone to injuries in his career, and has never fully played up to his potential. Though he has played well, when he has been healthy and was a key member of the 2017 Super Bowl Championship team that beat the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII. He likely won’t be out of work for long.