LB Eric Kendricks to sign with Cowboys instead of 49ers

According to a report from ESPN, former linebacker Eric Kendricks of the Los Angeles Chargers reached an agreement with the Dallas Cowboys on Wednesday to sign a one-year contract. Kendricks’ decision represents a complete about-face.

Kendricks made his choice just a few hours after it was reported that he would be signing a one-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers on the same grounds.

Kendricks, who turned 32 on February 29, was reportedly interested in getting back together with the new defensive coordinator for the Cowboys, Mike Zimmer, according to a report from ESPN. The Minnesota Vikings were the team that Kendricks played for for eight seasons (2015-22), during which time Zimmer was the head coach. Kendricks played for the Chargers for one season before joining the Chargers.

Kendricks was named to the first team of All-Pro and to the Pro Bowl in 2019, which was the only time he had ever received any of these honours. Kendricks was released on March 5 because the Chargers needed to free up salary-cap space.

Kendricks, who had signed a two-year contract worth $13.25 million ahead to the 2023 season, was released by Los Angeles, which resulted in a savings of $6.5 million being realised.

Over the course of the previous season, Kendricks started 14 of the 15 games in which he participated, and he finished with 117 tackles and three and a half. 18 and a half sacks, 1,036 tackles, five forced fumbles, and six fumble recoveries are among his accomplishments over the course of his nine seasons. Along with that, he has nine interceptions, two of which have resulted in touchdowns.

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