The Philadelphia Eagles have said goodbye to linebacker Mychal Kendricks.
Kendricks was released by the Eagles on Tuesday, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Philly’s move to cut Kendricks was a cost-cutting decision. The Eagles designated Kendricks as a post-June 1 cut. That means the team will save $6 million is salary cap space. The linebacker was going to cost the Eagles $7.6 million in cap money if he had stayed on the squad.
The Eagles drafted Kendricks in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft out of Cal. He’s spent his entire career in Philadelphia. His seventh season in the league will be elsewhere.
Kendricks has totaled 459 tackles, 14 sacks and 3 interceptions in his career.
At 27 years old and still productive, there should be multiple NFL teams interested in the new free-agent linebacker.
Kendricks was the 2011 Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year in 2011.