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Eric Kendricks

#1 LB,

Cowboys

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ACTUAL 2022

216 FPTS

RANK: 22

2023 SEASON

- FPTS

RANK: -

AGE

31 yrs

HEIGHT/WEIGHT

6'0'' / 232 lbs

COLLEGE

UCLA

SEASONGPFPTSRANK
20221721622nd

Ends up in Dallas

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-03-13

Kendricks and the Cowboys agreed on a contract Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

After initially agreeing to a deal with the 49ers, Kendricks had a change of heart and he'll ultimately reunite with his former head coach Mike Zimmer, who is now the Cowboys' defensive coordinator. Kendricks spent the 2023 campaign with the Chargers, recording 117 tackles, including 3.5 sacks, while also adding six pass deflections and a fumble recovery over 15 contests. He'll likely operate as the starting middle linebacker in Dallas and he'll look to maintain his impressive level of production.

Weekly Stats 2022

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Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

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Away Outdoor 17 17undefinedNaNth1,0895586471%213210undefinedundefined
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Career Stats by Season: 2015 to 2022

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2015 23 MIN 14 11 146 97th7592063883%10840000
2016 24 MIN 15 14 210 11th8673970964%9142.51011
2017 25 MIN 16 16 186 23rd96546661064%61611000
2018 26 MIN 14 14 175 46th8714558370%72110011
2019 27 MIN 15 15 200 20th9454064453%12020.50022
2020 28 MIN 11 11 161 62nd7503859471%63100000
2021 29 MIN 15 15 232 8th1,0266281872%42550001
2022 30 MIN 17 17 216 22nd1,0875087874%60211001

Joins San Fran on one-year pact

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-03-13

Kendricks signed a one-year contract with the 49ers on Wednesday, ESPN.com reports.

Kendricks has racked up over 100 tackles in each of the past eight seasons. The 32-year-old linebacker, who played for the Chargers in 2023, is expected to help replace Dre Greenlaw (Achilles), who is slated to miss most or all of the 2024 campaign after getting injured in the Super Bowl.

Gets cut loose

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-03-05

Kendricks was released by the Chargers on Tuesday.

Kendricks joined the Chargers on a two-year deal in 2023, after spending the first eight seasons of his career with the Vikings. The veteran linebacker appeared in 15 games last season, recording 117 tackles (79 solo), 3.5 sacks and six passes defended.

Another 100-plus tackle season

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-02-14

Kendricks registered 117 tackles (79 solo), six passes defended, three and a half sacks and one forced fumble across 15 games for the Chargers in 2023.

The long-time Vikings stalwart linebacker didn't make quite the impact some were anticipating in his debut with the Chargers. While Kendricks did register his eighth consecutive season with at least 100 tackles, the veteran only had four games with double-digit tackles and didn't seem to positively impact the team's rush defense, which once again finished in the middle of the pack in terms of yards allowed on the ground. With a relatively high cap hit given his production in 2023, it's possible the cap-strapped Chargers could jettison Kendricks in favor of younger, and cheaper, options under a complete organizational regime change.

Leading tackler in loss

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-01

Kendricks had a game-high 14 tackles (five solo) in Sunday's 16-9 loss to the Broncos.

Kendricks was one of three Chargers defenders to finish Sunday's game with double-digit tackles and was the fourth time he's reached that mark this season. It was the first time since Week 1 that Kendricks played every single defensive snap. The 2015 second-round pick out of UCLA has recorded 110 tackles (72 solo), including 3.5 sacks, five passes defended and one forced fumble over 14 games in his first season with the Chargers.

Productive night in blowout loss

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-16

Kendricks recorded 12 tackles, including one sack and one tackle for a loss, and a pass defensed in the Chargers' 63-21 defeat to the Raiders on Thursday.

The inside linebacker also played on 87 percent of the team's defensive snaps. Kendricks has 93 tackles, including three sacks, four passes defensed and a forced fumble in 2023.

Gets sack in second straight game

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-11

Kendricks had five tackles (three solo), including a sack, in Sunday's 24-7 loss to the Broncos.

Kendricks had his lowest tackling outing since Week 9 against the Jets, though he was able to get his second sack of the year midway through the second quarter that led to a Denver punt the next play. He's now up to 81 total tackles on the season, which puts him third on the Chargers behind Kenneth Murray (100) and Derwin James (93).

Huge production at New England

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-04

Kendricks recorded 10 tackles (six solo) including a sack in Sunday's 6-0 win at New England.

Kendricks was the Chargers' leading tackler in a shutout victory, and he also logged his first sack of the season in Week 13. He's had seven-plus tackles in all of his last three games and is on pace for his eighth consecutive year with 100-plus tackles. He's a strong IDP option for Week 14, when the Chargers host the Broncos.

Gets green light

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-06

Kendricks (ribs) has been cleared to play in Monday's contest against the Jets, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.

Kendricks practiced in full Saturday after back-to-back limited sessions the two days prior. Thus, he had seemingly been trending in this direction. Barring any setbacks, he should see his usual workload at inside linebacker opposite Kenneth Murray.

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