Source: Mychal Kendricks signs one-year deal with Cleveland Browns, worth up to $3.5 million

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<a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/nfl/teams/phi" data-ylk="slk:Philadelphia Eagles">Philadelphia Eagles</a> <a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/nfl/players/25756/" data-ylk="slk:Mychal Kendricks">Mychal Kendricks</a> holds the George Halas Trophy after the NFC championship game. (AP)
Philadelphia Eagles Mychal Kendricks holds the George Halas Trophy after the NFC championship game. (AP)

It didn’t take long for linebacker Mychal Kendricks to find a new home. The 27-year-old Kendricks, released by the Eagles on May 22, has agreed to a one-year contract worth up to $3.5 million with the Cleveland Browns, a source told Yahoo Sports.

Kendricks, who also visited with the Vikings and Raiders, is a versatile player coming off a productive season for the Super Bowl champs. Pro Football Focus rated him as the ninth-best linebacker in the NFL last year. PFF also graded him out as the top pass rusher among 4-3 outside linebackers. Kendricks played in the Eagles’ most-used defensive lineup while starting 16 games, including all three of Philly’s playoff contests.

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Kendricks – a former second-round draft choice out of Cal – should be a Day 1 starter within Cleveland’s 4-3 defensive scheme.

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