On Monday, the 49ers met with free agent linebacker Mychal Kendricks (Twitter link via Field Yates of ESPN.com). Kendricks spent time with the Niners over the summer too, but was later released from the injured reserve list with a settlement.
Kendricks has presumably healed up from the turf toe injury he suffered during the preseason. This was, at least, a milder setback than his late 2019 ACL tear. Because he was cut from the IR list, Kendricks is once again eligible to play this year.
Kendricks, who just turned 31 late last month, offers 91 pro starts and 19 sacks, despite being a career off-ball linebacker. The bulk of his work came with the Eagles, followed by stints with the Seahawks and Washington Football Team.
If signed, Kendricks could suit up for this week’s contest against the Cardinals.
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