It was something of a surprise when the Eagles released Mychal Kendricks late last month, but the linebacker was expected to have plenty of suitors.

The 2012 second-round pick has already visited with the Vikings, Raiders and Browns, and NFL.com's Ian Rapoport tweeted Sunday that Kendricks will sign a one-year deal to play in Cleveland next season. This, apparently, was news to Kendricks, who seemed quite displeased by the report and told the St. Paul Pioneer Press' Chris Tommason "it's not accurate."

Should Kendricks end up in Cleveland, he would go from a Super Bowl-winning franchise to an outfit that has one win in its last 32 games and went winless in 2017.

Interestingly, Cleveland.com's Mary Kay Cabot confirmed Rapoport's initial tweet, writing that Kendricks is "close to agreeing to terms on a one-year contract with the Browns and is expected to sign it [Monday]."

We'll all find out together if there's a deal in place. If there is, and Kendricks signs it, he'll join an athletic group of linebackers that includes Jamie Collins and Christian Kirksey, and a defense that will feature three first-round picks from the last two drafts: Myles Garrett, Jabrill Peppers and Denzel Ward.

If Kendricks doesn't end up in Cleveland, the Vikings and Raiders remain favorites. And CBSSports.com's John Breech unearthed seven other teams that would benefit from adding Kendricks to their roster.

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