In other news, from @caplannfl and I: Rams re-signing TE Lance Kendricks on a four year deal worth in neighborhood of $18.5 million.— Nick Wagoner (@nwagoner) March 10, 2015
Kendricks was selected by the Rams in the 2nd round of the 2011 NFL Draft and hasn't known another NFL home. Despite the Rams bringing in Jared Cook ahead of the 2013 NFL season, Kendricks has racked up more than 200 receiving targets and nearly 1,400 receiving yards since being drafted. His durability hasn't been a serious issue either, having only missed two games in his four seasons.
The argument here, though, may be to question what his value is. Cook is the clear receiving threat in the seam. Is Kendricks a red zone target evidenced by his 13 TD receptions over the last three years? Is he a possession threat? Is he a blocking specialist? Is a he a combination of all three?
I'm not really sure.
In any case, with a new quarterback in Nick Foles and a new offensive coordinator in Frank Cignetti, Jr., Kendricks has a chance to take a step in a new direction in 2015.