Eagles sign 2nd-round draft pick Kendricks

The Philadelphia Eagles and second-round draft pick Mychal

Kendricks have agreed to a four-year contract.

The Eagles announced the deal with the Cal linebacker on

Tuesday. Terms were not disclosed.

Kendricks started every game for the Golden Bears over the last

three years. He had 105 tackles and 2.5 sacks last season when he

was the Pac-12 defensive player of the year.

The 5-foot-11, 240-pound Kendricks can bolster a linebacker

corps that was the weakest link on the defense last season.

Kendricks has the versatility to play inside or outside, and is

considered a solid tackler with the speed to play in coverage.

Kendricks is the fourth linebacker the Eagles have selected in

the second round in coach Andy Reid’s 14 seasons as coach. Barry

Gardner (1999), Quinton Caver (2001) and Matt McCoy (2005) were the