Seahawks to sign LB Mychal Kendricks after guilty plea to insider trading

Rex Christensen
September 14, 2018

A week after pleading guilty to federal charges of insider trading, Mychal Kendricks is going to sign with the Seattle Seahawks.

ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting the Seahawks are signing the ex-Browns linebacker to a one-year deal.

Kendricks isn't expected to be sentenced until January 24, and according to Schefter the Seahawks will put him right to work. The Seahawks have yet to confirm the Kendricks signing and this story is continuing to develop. And while that's notable in and of itself, what's even more notable is why he is available in the first place - he was released by the Cleveland Browns after he was charged with insider trading, something he pled guilty to last week.

Kendricks signed a one-year contract with the Cleveland Browns in June after winning a Super Bowl title last season with the Philadelphia Eagles. His sentencing is for January 24.

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Kendricks, who was released by the Cleveland Browns immediately after his indictment on August 29, is considered as a better option than rookie Shaquem Griffin in the position. Middle linebacker Bobby Wagner popped up on Thursday's practice report with a groin injury.

After playing college football for the University of Calfornia, he was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

Mychal Kendricks could face 8-12 months in prison when his sentencing comes this December.

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