The Philadelphia Eagles have a new head coach and he may be looking to set an example with his treatment of one veteran player.
It appears that coach Doug Pederson will make the surprising decision to play Mychal Kendricks in the Eagles fourth preseason game, this despite the fact that Kendricks is presumably a starting linebacker for the Eagles heading into the regular season. While Pederson tried to downplay the fact that he was trying to send a message to Kendricks and perhaps other players on the Eagles roster with this move, not everyone is buying it.
Here's a particularly interesting take on the move from Philly.com's Mike Sielski.
It's difficult not to see this decision as an indication that this new coaching staff is trying to . . . shall we say . . . encourage Kendricks to play through nagging, soft-tissue injuries that he might not have played through in the past.