Free agent linebacker Mychal Kendricks denied Sunday that he has a deal with the Cleveland Browns.
NFL Network and the Cleveland Plain Dealer earlier reported that Kendricks would sign a one-year contract with the Browns.
In response to the report by NFL Network’s Rapoport, Kendricks told the St. Paul Pioneer Press that the report is “not accurate.” Kendricks also wrote of Rapoport on Twitter: “You will never have my respect”
Kendricks, the former Philadelphia Eagle, visited the Browns, Minnesota Vikings and Oakland Raiders last week.
After six years with the Eagles, the team released Kendricks in a cost-cutting move last month.
Kendricks, 27, started 13 games for Philadelphia in 2017. He had 77 tackles (55 solo), 2.0 sacks and six pass breakups in 15 games total.
The Browns’ linebacking corps includes fifth-round draft pick Genard Avery, James Burgess, Jamie Collins, Christian Kirksey and Joe Schobert.