AFC West Standings

Team Div Overall
6-0-0 14-3-0
2-4-0 10-7-0
3-3-0 6-11-0
1-5-0 5-12-0

2022 Defensive

Total Tackles
Forced Fumbles
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 137 1.0 0 0 0
Post Season 6 1.0 0 0 0

Top Eric Kendricks News

  • 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: Posts another prolific campaign

    Kendricks tallied 137 tackles (87 solo), including one sack, to go along with six passes defended and a fumble recovery for a touchdown while playing 17 games in the 2022 regular season.

    Kendricks played every regular-season game for the first time since the 2017 season. As a result, the 30-year-old linebacker logged a career-high in defensive snaps (1,051), and he totaled six fewer tackles than his career-best 2021 campaign. Kendricks also finished with a team high in tackles for the second year in a row, even after the addition of fellow veteran linebacker Jordan Hicks this past offseason. With this pair still under contract for one more season, they should continue to serve as the Vikings' top tacklers unless the team opts to move onto younger players at the position this offseason.

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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: Questionable to play Saturday

    Kendricks (hip) is considered as questionable for Saturday's game against the Giants.

    Kendricks picked up a hip contusion during the Vikings' comeback overtime win against Indianapolis last Saturday, which left him limited during the first two practices of Week 16 prep. However, the 30-year-old was able to log a full session Thursday, according to Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio, so it appears the linebacker could be closer to playing than sitting out against the Giants. Kendricks has already accumulated his second-most tackles in a season with 119 over 14 games in 2022, so his availability could be a big factor against New York's run-centric offense.

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  • Vikings' Eric Kendricks: Listed as limited Tuesday

    Kendricks (hip) was listed as a limited participant on Tuesday's practice estimate, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.

    Kendricks sustained a contusion on his lower leg in last weekend's overtime win over the Colts, which explains why he wasn't listed as a full participant during Tuesday's walk-through session. The former All-Pro will now have two more chances to partake in Week 16 prep before Minnesota would be forced to tag him with an injury designation heading into Saturday's matchup against the Giants.

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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: Finally gets sack

    Kendricks recorded 12 tackles (seven solo) and one sack during Saturday's 39-36 overtime win over the Colts.

    Kendricks, who played 94 percent of Minnesota's defensive snaps this past weekend versus Indianapolis, logged a game-high 12 stops and also collected his first sack of the 2022-23 campaign. The former All-Pro now has a team-leading 119 tackles through Week 15 of this season, and he'll likely play a huge part in attempting to contain Saquon Barkley when the Vikings 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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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 232 lbs
Birthplace: Clovis, CA
Age: 31
School: UCLA
Experience: 9