But Kendricks had been equally effective in all phases this season, and it started in the preseason when he recorded three interceptions, three passes defensed, two tackles for loss and a sack in just 61 snaps over three games. The Eagles dangled him on the market and were looking for a fifth-round draft pick around the start of free agency.
Hicks and Bradham were very good last season and played all 16 games, so it’s been difficult to argue for more playing time. Ultimately, they kept him, even though he has a $6.6 million salary-cap number.
When the Eagles started losing last year, the ire of fans was directed toward many players, but perhaps none more so than veteran center Jason Kelce.
The irony was that he played his worst football during the team’s three-game winning streak to open the season.
“It’s a credit to him, credit to his technique and fundamentals.” Kelce may have had his best game in years in the win over the New York Giants on Sunday.