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Update: New report confirms report Mychal Kendricks has signed with Browns over Raiders, Vikings

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Usually when a player signs with a team, it happens when they visit. So, naturally, when a free agent leaves a visit without a deal signed, the odds go down that they will be signing there. Free agent Mychal Kendricks visited both the Vikings and Raiders, leaving both without signing a deal. He then visited the Browns on Friday, and that’s where he decided to stay according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

The 27-year-old former Cal Bear was released this offseason by the Philadelphia Eagles in a cap move due to his $7.6 million salary. He was initially seen as a favorite to land with the Vikings to play with his brother Eric, but based on his opportunity, the Raiders and Browns looked like better options.

For the Raiders, he could have played weakside linebacker and competed for the middle linebacker spot with recent 35-year-old addition, Derrick Johnson. But the Raiders don’t have a lot of money, and they don’t really place much value on the linebacker position anyway, so Cleveland it is for Kendricks.

Updated: Kendricks has told NBC’s Derrick Gunn that he has not yet signed a deal.

Update 2: It would appear it’s done now. Or maybe it was done before. Or maybe it’s another false report. Who knows.