PHILADELPHIA - Eagles linebacker Mychal Kendricks received some good-natured ribbing from his teammates Monday while cleaning out his locker.

Kendricks, who enjoyed a solid season as an inside linebacker, arrived at the NovaCare Complex to discover he was the subject of a trend on Instagram called Man Crush Monday or MCM.

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Pop singer Rihanna expressed her support for Kendricks, who was the Eagles' second-round draft pick in 2012.

"Some of the guys told me about it," Kendricks told Monday. "They were busting my chops a little bit. ... But I don't want to talk about this, y'all."

In other, more important news, the Eagles signed seven practice squad players - linebacker Emmanuel Acho, defensive end Brandon Bair, tackle Michael Bamiro, wide receiver B.J. Cunningham, tight end Emil Igewenagu, quarterback G.J. Kinne, linebacker Travis Long - to reserve/future contracts Monday.

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