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LB Mychal Kendricks

On whether he had any sense that the Eagles were interested in him: "No, I knew they were interested a little bit, but I didn't know they were going to pick me up."

On how he knew they were interested in him a little bit: "I just know that they were talking about it and they brought me in for a formal meeting and that was it pretty much. That's it, I knew that they wanted to have a meeting with me at the (NFL) Combine and from there, that was pretty much it."

On whether the team explained to him on where he might project at the linebacker position: "No, not at all."

On whether he feels like he has the tools to play either weakside or strongside: "Yeah, I can play anywhere I need to play. I feel like I'm versatile and I'm going to do what I need to do. It doesn't matter where I play, I'm up for the job."

On what position he played as a senior at California: "I played inside linebacker. In my last year I played inside linebacker."

On what his game is like and what he brings to the Eagles: "I have a lot of energy and I don't take plays off. I'm strong on the attack and I'm a great tackler, too."

On whether he has followed the Eagles: "I know that your cheesesteaks are pretty good."

On whether he is familiar with the team's defensive schemes: "Not yet."

On how he knows that the cheesesteaks are good: "I have a friend from Philly."

On how his shoulder is and whether he had surgery on it: "Yeah, I had labrum surgery."

On whether he would be able to attend offseason camps: "Yeah, for sure, I'm fine. Everything's fine. I'm one hundred percent and ready to go."

On dealing with the criticism of him not being tall enough: "I just play big, that's all I do. I just play big and shut them up that way. It's never been an issue for me, so I don't know why it would be an issue for anyone else."

On whether he patterns his game after anyone in the NFL: "I did before, but now I'm an Eagle. I'm ready to play."

On whether he knows anyone on the team: "I know (linebacker Casey) Matthews."

On whether he knows fellow Cal alums CB Nnamdi Asomugha or WR DeSean Jackson: "I know Nnamdi and I know DeSean, but I don't know them (personally). It's going to be good playing next to them. I'm so juiced. I'm juiced, man, I'm excited. It's going to be fun, oh my gosh."

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