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NFL Team Releasing Veteran Linebacker, Former 2nd Round Pick

A view of the Eagles field from the end zone.

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The reigning Super Bowl champions made a surprising roster move today. A former top NFL Draft pick is being released.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, veteran linebacker Mychal Kendricks is being released. He had been with the team for six seasons.

Kendricks was a second-round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft pick. He was the No. 46 overall pick.

Schefter does not believe the linebacker will be unemployed for long.

"Eagles releasing veteran LB Mychal Kendricks, per source. Kendricks spent six years with Eagles; he’s not expected to be unemployed long," Schefter reports.

Kendricks is a Super Bowl champion. He was the Pac-12's Player of the Year in 2011.

The linebacker has 459 career tackles and 14 sacks.

Philadelphia has yet to officially confirm the move.