“I don’t know,” he said. “That’s probably a better answer for the guy who owns our team.”
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If Philadelphia doesn’t move Kendricks this offseason, it very well may consider releasing him. Only $3.2 million of his remaining salary is guaranteed.
Realistically, we could put Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell on this list. If he avoids the team for the majority of the offseason, the Steelers could grow tired of his antics and release him. However, he’d hold such high trade value—assuming Pittsburgh could convince Bell he’d be getting a long-term deal at his new destination so he would sign his tender—that it’s far more likely Pittsburgh would move him.
Instead, we’ll go with outside linebacker Anthony Chickillo, who has spent the last three seasons with the Steelers. While Chickillo is more of a depth player behind Bud Dupree and T.J. Watt, he is just 25 years old and has some edge-rushing value.
“I think Reggie has the maturity to understand that even though he’s this guy who has put up these unbelievable numbers, whose career is in the elite category, but can still come in and bring leadership to the room … I always thought the goal of the coaches is that [to] try to make these guys better than I was, you know?” Reich said, via the team’s website.
“And sometimes that’s hard for a player that has done the things that Reggie does, but I think he has that quality about him, that he can bring leadership and bring all of his experiences to the table — all his knowledge about route running — but still, this is about bringing the best out in these players and bringing them leadership, and I’m just really excited about that.”
One of Wayne’s former teammates is also helping tutor this generation of Colts. Robert Mathis is in his second season as a pass rushing consultant, but will have to wait to join Wayne in the team’s Ring of Honor after Wayne is inducted into it this November.
Trade rumors regarding Kendricks have swirled for much of the offseason. In mid-March, for example, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported the Eagles were expected to shop Kendricks after they re-signed fellow linebacker Nigel Bradham.