Eric Kendricks, former UCLA star, reportedly receives decision on future from Minnesota Vikings
Eric Kendricks has posted a strong career in the NFL with the Minnesota Vikings. Unfortunately, it looks like Kendricks will be looking for a new team this off-season.
According to NFL insider Tom Pelissero, the team is deciding to release Kendricks as of Monday morning. Kendricks was a first-team All-Pro selection in 2019 and has been consistent throughout his career.
The #Vikings are releasing veteran linebacker Eric Kendricks, per sources.
A first-team All-Pro in 2019 and one of the NFL’s most consistently productive LBs, Kendricks now heads to free agency. pic.twitter.com/1090Ws7MlH
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 6, 2023
Kendricks was originally drafted by the Vikings in the 2nd round of the 2015 NFL Draft out of UCLA. After posting 92 tackles as a rookie, the star linebacker went on a run of 7 straight seasons with at least 107 tackles.
The Bruin has appeared in 32 games total across the past two seasons with 280 total tackles, so he has shown he still has the ability to impact the game and make plays. We’ll see where he winds up moving forward.
During his time at UCLA, Kendricks finished with 481 career tackles and 3 seasons of at least 106 tackles. He also contributed 26 TFL, 10 sacks, 5 interceptions and 7 pass breakups and was the 2014 recipient of the Butkus Award and Ronnie Lott Trophy.