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  • Chargers' Eric Kendricks: Another 100-plus tackle season

    Kendricks registered 117 tackles (79 solo), six passes defensed, 3.5 sacks and one forced fumble across 15 appearances for the Chargers in 2023. After a productive eight-year tenure in Minnesota, Kendricks wasn't quite as effective as some were anticipating in his debut season with the Chargers. While Kendricks did reach the 100-tackle plateau for an eighth consecutive season, he mustered only four games with double-digit stops. Kendricks carries a high cap hit for 2024 relative to his 2023 production, so it's possible that the cap-strapped Chargers could jettison Kendricks in favor of younger -- and cheaper -- options at linebacker.
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  • Chargers' Eric Kendricks: Leading tackler in loss

    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, reaching that mark for the fourth time 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.
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  • Chargers' Eric Kendricks: Productive night in blowout loss

    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 3.0 sacks, four passes defensed and a forced fumble in 2023.
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  • Chargers' Eric Kendricks: Gets sack in second straight game

    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 to help force a Denver punt. 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).
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  • Chargers' Eric Kendricks: Huge production at New England

    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.
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  • Chargers' Eric Kendricks: Limited in practice again

    Kendricks (ribs) was listed as a limited participant on the Chargers' injury report Friday. Kendricks has been limited in back-to-back practices following Sunday's 30-13 win against the Bears, so it looks like he picked up a new rib injury during this contest. The 31-year-old also logged double-digit tackles for the first time this season during the Week 8 win, and he's totaled 40 stops and two passes defended across five games. Kendricks will have one more practice Saturday to improve his status before Monday's game against the Jets.
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  • Chargers' Eric Kendricks: Tackle leader in Week 8 win

    Kendricks had 10 tackles (nine solo) in Sunday's 30-13 win over the Bears. It was the first time Kendricks has reached double-digit tackles in a game since Week 16 of the 2022 season. He seems to have recovered from a hamstring injury that forced him out of Week 3 and has played at least 50 defensive snaps in each of the last three games. Kendricks is up to 40 tackles for the year, second on the team behind Kenneth Murray (52).
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  • Chargers' Eric Kendricks: Nine tackles, forced fumble in loss

    Kendricks recorded nine tackles (seven solo) and a forced fumble in Sunday's 31-17 loss to Kansas City. Kendricks was able to register a season-high nine stops in the loss and he's now up to 30 tackles over the four games he's appeared in this year. Additionally, the linebacker was able to force his first fumble of the 2023 campaign, stripping Blake Bell in the third quarter, which teammate Derwin James recovered.
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  • Chargers' Eric Kendricks: Good to go

    Kendricks (hamstring) will be available for Sunday's matchup with the Raiders. Kendricks logged limited practices to start the week before practicing in full Friday. Barring any setbacks, he is on track to return from a two-game absence and start at inside linebacker alongside Kenneth Murray.
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  • Chargers' Eric Kendricks: Returns to practice

    Kendricks (hamstring) was a limited participant at the Chargers' practice Wednesday. Kendricks missed the team's 28-24 win over the Vikings in Week 3 after he failed to participate at practice all week prior to the contest, so his return to the field Wednesday is a step in the right direction. The linebacker will look to increase his workload the next two days ahead of the Chargers' divisional contest with Las Vegas on Sunday.
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  • Chargers' Eric Kendricks: Doubtful for Week 2

    Kendricks (hamstring/personal) is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Titans. Kendricks was unable to practice at all during the week. In addition to his hamstring injury, the linebacker is dealing with an unspecified personal matter, so his chances of taking the field in Week 2 are slim. Tanner Muse and Nick Niemann could see more playing time if Kendricks is inactive.
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  • Vikings' Eric Kendricks: Dealing with bruise on leg

    Kendricks suffered a contusion on his lower leg in Saturday's win over the Colts, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Kendricks played 94 percent of Minnesota's snaps in the 39-36 overtime win, so he was able to play through the bruise. His practice participation will be worth monitoring as the Vikings prepare to host the Giants on Saturday.
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  • Vikings' Eric Kendricks: Season-high tackle total

    Kendricks notched 14 tackles (nine solo) during Sunday's 27-22 win over the Jets. Kendricks exploded for his fourth game of the season with double-digit tackles, once again producing for IDP fantasy managers. The veteran linebacker has just two games this season with less than seven tackles. Kendricks will get a solid opportunity to keep up his momentum against the Lions in Week 14.
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  • Vikings' Eric Kendricks: Scores fumble recovery TD

    Kendricks had 10 total tackles and recovered a fumble in the end zone in Sunday's OT win at Buffalo. Kendricks took advantage of a Josh Allen fumble at the goal line to score an improbable touchdown with just 41 seconds left in regulation. Kendricks continues to produce plenty on the IDP front with 37 tackles in his last four games.
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  • Vikings' Eric Kendricks: Second-leading tackler Sunday

    Kendricks recorded nine tackles (eight solo) in Sunday's 20-17 win against the Commanders. Kendricks continued his prominent role in the middle of Minnesota's defense while playing every defensive snap for the seventh time in eight games this season. The veteran still finished with fewer tackles than fellow inside linebacker Jordan Hicks, who logged a team-high 12 stops against Washington. Kendricks will have the opportunity to come away with his third double-digit tackle outing of the season against the Bills this coming Sunday.
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  • Vikings' Eric Kendricks: Paces Vikings in tackles

    Kendricks logged eight tackles (three solo) during the Vikings' 28-25 win over the Saints on Sunday. Kendricks led the Vikings in tackles during Sunday's game in London, and he recorded at least eight tackles for a third consecutive week. After generating a career-high 143 tackles in 2021, he's tallied 31 tackles (16 solo) and three pass defenses over the first four games of the 2022 campaign.
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  • Vikings' Eric Kendricks: Likely to play vs. Detroit

    Minnesota will list Kendricks (toe) as questionable for Sunday versus the Lions, but the injury is probably not serious enough to keep him out for Week 3, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Kendricks was limited at practice Friday, but any missed time probably just amounts to load management for the veteran linebacker. He's played in 100 percent of the Vikings' defensive snaps so far this season, and that doesn't figure to change much against a run-heavy Detroit team in Week 3.
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  • Vikings' Eric Kendricks: Eight tackles in Monday's loss

    Kendricks had eight total tackles and a QB hit in Monday's loss at Philadelphia. Kendricks missed three tackles, according to Pro Football Focus, but did well in pass coverage. His tackle totals through two games are down slightly from last season's pace, which is a worry for his fantasy value given Minnesota's move to a 3-4 defensive scheme has the potential to change his role slightly.
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  • Vikings' Eric Kendricks: Sidelined for Week 18

    Kendricks (illness) won't be available for Sunday's game against the Bears after the Vikings didn't reinstate him from the reserve/COVID-19 list prior to Saturday's deadline for Week 18 roster moves, Will Ragatz of SI.com reports. Minnesota is expected to turn to Nick Vigil and Blake Lynch to handle near-every down roles at linebacker with Kendricks out of the lineup. The 29-year-old finishes out his seventh NFL campaign with a career-high 143 tackles and five sacks to go with two interceptions and a fumble recovery.
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  • Vikings' Eric Kendricks: Expected to play Sunday

    Coach Mike Zimmer said he expects Kendricks (illness) to play Sunday against the Bears, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Kendricks tested positive for the virus and was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, but Zimmer expects him to clear protocols Saturday and be available Sunday. The star linebacker has totaled 143 tackles, five sacks and two interceptions across 15 appearances this season.
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