Seahawks LB Mychal Kendricks Currently Appealing Suspension


League sources tell ESPN’s Adam Schefter that the NFL has already suspended Seahawks LB Mychal Kendricks, but the ban is currently being appealed and a ruling is expected in the next 10 days or so.

This allows Kendricks to suit for the Seahawks on Monday against the Bears.

Last week, Kendricks met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and was suspended.

Kendricks pleaded guilty to insider trading last week, but never profited off it, made immediate restitution, has no criminal record, and is not scheduled to be sentenced until January 24. Schefter says that Kendricks could face between 30 to 37 months in prison based on federal guidelines.

The NFL considered placing Kendricks on the commissioner’s exempt list before he was released by the Browns.

On Saturday, Seahawks HC Pete Carroll told reporters that they did “a lot of homework” before signing Kendricks.

“We had done a lot of homework on it,” Carroll said. “It happened four and a half years ago, so it’s a story that’s been worked on for a long time. There’s a lot of good information. We’ve come to learn who he is and what he’s all about and how remorseful he was and how he admitted to his mistake a long time ago.”

Kendricks, 27, is a former second-round pick of the Eagles back in 2012. He was entering the fourth year of his five-year, $29.896 million contract that included $16.4 million guaranteed and set to make a base salary of $5.85 million for the 2018 season when the Eagles designated him as a post-June 1 release a few months ago.

The Browns later signed Kendricks to a one-year contract worth a maximum of $3.5 million only to cut him loose shortly after the news of the insider trading charges surfaced.

Kendricks signed a one-year contract with the Seahawks last week.

In 2017, Kendricks appeared in 15 games for the Eagles and recorded 77 tackles, two sacks and six pass defenses for the Eagles.

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