In a move that was both anticipated and shocking, the Eagles released linebacker Mychal Kendricks on Tuesday, according to a report by ESPN.
Although Kendricks is on his way to Philadelphia in recent seasons, the timing of the decision is shocking.
Here are five main draws from the decision to dismiss Kendricks:  1) The Eagles' decision to release Kendricks on Tuesday is surprising the injury, linebacker Paul Worrilow on the first day of the OTAs suffered. Worrilow suffered a serious knee injury when he was carried off the field with a throw of air around his right leg.
Although the Eagles are deep in the linebacker, they cut off their start linebacker the day they probably lost one of their top backups.
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2) Kendrick's time with the Eagles was a rollercoaster ride, to say the least. During his rookie season, he was considered one of the top young linebackers in the league, but the team's decision to move to a 3-4 defense before the 201
That, in addition to the NFL's trend to play only two linebackers, basically made Kendricks a backup.
3) The decision to dismiss Kendricks will save the Eagles $ 4.4 million in salary cap but will leave something over $ 3 million in dead money in the books. After the release of Kendricks, the Eagles have around $ 5 million in salary cap.
4) The best candidate to replace Kendrick with the defense is Corey Nelson, a free agent linebacker from the Denver Broncos
Nelson was told when he signed with the team that he was would get the chance to start – now that Kendricks is gone and Worrilow is injured, he could very well be the third linebacker.
5) Linebacker's Eagles depth chart looks like this: Jordan Hicks, Nigel Bradham, Corey Nelson, Paul Worrilow, Kamu Grugier-Hill, LaRoy Reynolds, Nate Gerry, Joe Walker, Asantay Brown. 19659002] Eliot Shorr-Parks can be reached at [email protected] . Follow him on Twitter @EliotShorrParks . Find NJ.com Eagles on Facebook .