Mychal Kendricks
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant (88) makes a reception past Philadelphia Eagles free safety Malcolm Jenkins (27) and inside linebacker Mychal Kendricks (95) during the second half at Lincoln Financial Field. The Cowboys defeated the Eagles 38-27. Reuters/Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelpia Eagles gave linebacker Mychal Kendricks a four-year extension valued at $29 million (AU $40.52 million) with $16 million (AU $22.36 million) in guaranteed money, according to a report.

The 24-year-old Kendricks was the second round pick by the Eagles in the 2012 NFL Draft or the 46th overall selection out of University of California, Berkeley. Albert Breer of updated the signing and guaranteed money on Twitter.

According to ESPN, the value of the deal can reach $31.5 million on incentives depending on Kendricks’ ability to be named to the NFL Pro Bowl. Kendricks was involved in some trade rumors this offseason but Eagles head coach Chip Kelly declared early August that the team had no inkling of dealing him away.

The fresh contract confirmed the team’s plans that the linebacker is part of Philadelphia’s long-term plans. For his three-year NFL career, all with the Eagles, Kendricks has registered 264 tackles, 9 sacks, 5 forced fumbles and 3 interceptions.

The Eagles have won both preseason games on schedule so far beating the Indianapolis Colts, 36-10 and the Baltimore Ravens, 40-17 but Kendricks did not suit up for the team.

Kendricks along with other linebackers in Kiko Alonso and DeMeco Ryans, both of whom also missed the first two preseason games, have resumed practice with the team.

The Eagles will face the Green Bay Packers and New York Jets to finish their preseason schedule before opening the new NFL season against the Atlanta Falcons on Sept. 14.

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