WOEFUL EAGLES LB MYCHAL KENDRICKS WHINING ABOUT PLAYING TIME!

By Glenn Garrison

Eagles linebacker Mychal Kendricks has proven that he is the most overpaid, wussy player on the Eagles.

The Eagles extended his rookie contract four more years for $29 million. But Kendricks hasn’t been the same since he signed that contract in August 2015.

And now he is whining about playing time!

“I mean, I’m not even playing,” Kendricks told Philly.com yesterday when asked to assess his play this season vs. 2013 and ’14. “So until then, it is what it is.”

Through four games, he has been on the field only 33 percent of the time. Last season, he was in a rotation and played 62.5 percent of the defensive snaps in the 13 games in which he was active.

“I’m playing 33 percent,” Kendricks said. “I’m playing all right with what’s been given.”

Kendricks played almost exclusively in defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz’s base package through the first three games. But he played some nickel with Stephen Tulloch on the Lions’ third drive of the first half, while regulars Nigel Bradham and Jordan Hicks watched.

“That was the plan going in,” Kendricks said. “Give those guys a break.”

Kendricks missed tackling Theo Riddick on a third-and-11 dump.

“Just an open-field tackle against an elusive back,” Kendricks said of Riddick, who beat him for a 1-yard touchdown catch on the first drive. “I tried to make up some ground. I missed the tackle, so I need to force that back more outside. Honestly, I’m just trying to slow his momentum down. He’s pretty good.”

Schwartz abandoned the nickel rotation in the second half. Kendricks was part of the package before he suffered a hamstring injury in training camp, but by the time he returned, Bradham had leapfrogged him.

“We have a [blitz] lineup, but it’s just a different defense,” Kendricks said. “There’s time when we may go or may not. The time just hasn’t been called for it, I guess.”

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