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  • Chargers' Eric Kendricks: Lands in Los Angeles

    Kendricks is in line to sign with the Chargers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. After spending the first eight seasons of his career in Minnesota, it took little time for Kendricks to find a landing spot with the Chargers. The veteran's signing shouldn't come as much of a surprise, as fellow inside linebackers Drue Tranquill, Kyle Van Noy and Troy Reeder are all unrestricted free agents this offseason. Last season, the 31-year-old Kendricks proved he could still contribute, playing a career-high 1,051 defensive snaps on his way to 137 tackles (87 solo), one sack, a fumble recovery and six passes defended. He'll look to build upon his stellar performance and provide a boost to an already impressive defensive unit.
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  • Eric Kendricks: Released ahead of free agency

    The Vikings released Kendricks on Monday. Kendricks has been a pillar of Minnesota's defense since the team selected him in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft, but the productive linebacker will now have to look for a fresh start. The 31-year-old hasn't missed a regular-season game since 2017, has seven consecutive seasons with over 100 tackles and played a career-high 1,051 defensive snaps last year, so there are plenty of reasons for teams around the league to be confident in his ability to continue contributing. Kendricks should have no shortage of suitors in free agency.
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  • Vikings' Eric Kendricks: Logs 10 stops in win

    Kendricks logged 10 tackles (seven solo) and one pass defensed in Saturday's 27-24 win over the Giants. Despite entering this past weekend's matchup versus New York with a questionable tag due to a hip issue, Kendricks ultimately suited up and tallied his sixth double-digit tackling performance of the 2022-23 campaign. He's now got 129 stops on the year and should continue playing a prominent role in Minnesota's defensive game plan when the Vikings visit Green Bay on New Year's Day.
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  • Vikings' Eric Kendricks: Will play Saturday

    Kendricks (hip) is not among the Vikings' inactives for Saturday's battle against the Giants. Kendricks hurt his hip against Indianapolis last week and was limited in practice Tuesday and Wednesday before logging a full session Thursday. The veteran linebacker hasn't missed a game this season and will extend that run by suiting up Saturday versus New York. Kendricks leads the Vikings with 119 tackles on the campaign.
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  • Vikings' Eric Kendricks: On track to play Saturday

    Kendricks (hip), who is listed as questionable for Saturday's game against the Giants, is in line to play, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. Kendricks finished Week 16 prep as a full participant in practice, so the Vikings never seemed to have much concern about his availability for Saturday. The linebacker will be officially cleared upon the release of the Vikings' inactive list 90 minutes prior to the 1 p.m. ET kickoff. Kendricks has remained a top-flight IDP performer thus far in 2022, tallying 119 tackles, one sack and one touchdown, which came on a goal-line fumble recovery Week 10 in Buffalo.
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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: Maintains steady production

    Kendricks recorded nine tackles (six solo) in Sunday's 34-23 loss to the Lions on Sunday. Kendricks continues to provide steady production while playing 100 percent of the team's defensive snaps. After Sunday's effort, the 30-year-old has crossed the century mark with 107 tackles (70 solo), while also adding five passes defensed, a fumble recovery and defensive touchdown. He'll work to keep up the production Saturday against the Colts.
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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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  • Vikings' Eric Kendricks: Goes on COVID-19 list

    The Vikings placed Kendricks on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, Craig Peters of the Vikings' official site reports. Kendricks was one of five Vikings to head to the list Monday, with three starters on the offensive line (tackles Christian Darrisaw and Brian O'Neill and left guard Ezra Cleveland) and reserve defensive back Camryn Bynum joining him. The star linebacker is coming off a nine-tackle outing in Sunday's loss to the Packers, bringing his total up for 143 through 15 games. Due to the timing of his placement on the list, Kendricks will have a chance to be cleared ahead of this weekend's regular-season finale against the Bears as soon as he's asymptomatic or able to test negative on two occasions at least 24 hours apart.
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  • Vikings' Eric Kendricks: Limited Wednesday

    Kendricks (back) was a limited participant in a walkthrough practice Wednesday. Kendricks was able to play Monday against the Bears with the same injury, so it's hard to gauge how much this impacts his availability for Sunday against the Rams. If Kendricks does miss, Troy Dye will likely be looking at extra opportunity.
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  • Vikings' Eric Kendricks: Limited with biceps injury

    Kendricks (biceps) was listed as a limited participant on Wednesday's practice estimate, Craig Peters of the Vikings' official site reports. Minnesota held a walk-through, but Kendricks would have been limited had the team gone through practice. There's little reason for concern regarding Kendricks' status for Sunday's game, so expect him to be on the field against Detroit. With 109 tackles through 11 games, the standout linebacker has already reached triple digits for the sixth consecutive season.
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  • Vikings' Eric Kendricks: Manages sack vs. Panthers

    Kendricks had five tackles (three solo), one sack and one pass breakup during Sunday's overtime win over the Panthers. Kendricks turned in his worst performance of the year as a run stopper against Sam Darnold and company, but he made up for it by filling up the IDP stat sheet elsewhere. The veteran linebacker has yet to miss a defensive snap this season and remains a high-end fantasy asset. His next matchup will come Oct. 31 versus the Cowboys.
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  • Vikings' Eric Kendricks: Nabs impressive INT

    Kendricks notched eight tackles (one solo), one pass breakup and one interception during Sunday's 19-17 win over the Lions. Kendricks was impressive in coverage as usual, with his highlight of the day coming in the form of a one-handed interception in the third quarter. His turnover was a key play in Minnesota's narrow divisional win and helped to supplement the standout linebacker's fantasy performance. Sunday's victory was Kendricks' first game of the season without double-digit stops.
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