It was a whirlwind day of back and forth, but now it appears the Cleveland Browns will in fact sign Super Bowl champion linebacker Mychal Kendricks to a one-year-deal, reports say.
After initial reports from NFL.com that the Browns were signing him, Kendricks reportedly told Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press that the report was not accurate, and that he wasn't really talking about it.
Mychal Kendricks on report he is signing with the Browns: 1/2: “No, it’s not accurate. I don’t know who the (bleep) said that. That (bleep) is (bleep). Whoever said that (bleep) is (bleep). That’s all I have to say, man. I’m not really talking to anybody else about it...
— Chris Tomasson (@christomasson) June 3, 2018
You will never have my respect
— Mychal Kendricks (@MychalKendricks) June 3, 2018
A few hours later, more reports are confirming the move, and Tomasson tweeted this:
Updated story. After a wild day of denials by free agent Mychal Kendricks about agreeing to a deal with Cleveland, he indeed will sign a 1-year deal with Browns that could be worth as much as $3.5 million. He visited #Vikings and is Eric Kendricks' brother https://t.co/ZULLXGIjOg
— Chris Tomasson (@christomasson) June 4, 2018
Kendricks was a member of the Eagles Super Bowl team from last season, where he started 13 games.
He's appeared in 12 or more games every year, and for his career, has 459 tackles, 14 sacks, 26 passes defensed and three interceptions.
He was likely released from the Eagles as a salary cap measure, but it is unknown how much the one-year-deal with Cleveland would be worth.