Seahawks Signing LB Mychal Kendricks To One-Year, Expected To Play In Week 2

Adam Schefter reports that the Seahawks are signing LB Mychal Kendricks to a one-year contract following his visit with the team on Thursday.

According to Schefter, the Seahawks plan to have Kendricks suit up for their Week 2 matchup against the Bears.

Kendricks pleaded guilty to insider trading charges last week and is facing up to 25 years in prison. However, Schefter says that he isn’t expected to be sentenced until January 24 and he may only face 30-37 months in prison.

Ian Rapoport says that the NFL has yet to rule on Kendricks’ case, but a decision could come quickly now that his case has been resolved in court.

The NFL released the following statement regarding Kendricks:

“The matter is under review. He is currently permitted to sign and participate in activities including games.”

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.

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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