Seahawks Sign LB Mychal Kendricks

Despite his ongoing legal issues, Mychal Kendricks will get another shot in the NFL. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports (via Twitter) that the Seahawks have signed the free agent linebacker. Kendricks worked out for Seattle earlier today.

After being charged with insider trading in late August, the 27-year-old was released by the Browns. Kendricks has since pleaded guilty, and he faces a lengthy prison stay. The charge stems from an incident that occurred while he was with the Eagles four years ago.

The sentencing has been scheduled for January (via Twitter), so the Seahawks could get a full season out of the veteran (Schefter notes that Kendricks is expected to play on Sunday). Of course, the charge could very well fall under the NFL’s personal-conduct umbrella, meaning Kendricks could be forced to miss additional games due to suspension.

The 2012 second-round pick spent the first six seasons of his career with the Eagles, including a 2017 campaign that saw him compile 77 tackles, two sacks, and six passes defended en route to a Super Bowl championship. After requesting a trade, Philly released the linebacker in May, and he later signed a one-year deal to join the Browns.

The Seahawks still have K.J. Wright recovering from knee surgery; he missed Week 1 and could vert well miss Week 2. Shaquem Griffin and Barkevious Mingo flanked Bobby Wagner as Seahawks second-level starters against the Broncos, and the team is also rostering Jake MartinJermaine Grace, and Austin Calitro. It’s uncertain how much playing time Kendricks will receive once the linebacker corps is entirely healthy.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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    • TrollHunter

      Interesting that you use the word “thug” when we all know what word you mean!

      Hint: it starts with N and rhymes Bigger, you POS!

        • Z-A

          Technically… Thug works here… “Thug” comes from the Hindi thuggee or tuggee (pronounced “toog-gee” or “toog”); it is derived from the word ठग, or ṭhag, which means “deceiver” or “thief” or “swindler.” The Thugs, in India, were a gang of professional thieves and assassins who operated from the 14th century and into the 19th.

          Insider Trading = White Collar Theft.

        • craig breslow

          Have you ever seen a Bleacher Report comment section? Those are something else

      • braves cowboys

        What an ignorant comment.

        You spin what you want to read so it fits your narrative. No one used that word. He used the word, “thug.” How would you know what he meant?

      • burtgummer1

        Really ? You’re putting words in the guys mouth and you’re calling him a pos
        You wanna be the pot or kettle? This THUG pleaded guilty sorry if you’re too ignorant to understand that
        You are a true POS

  1. Polish Hammer

    The league will punish him by making him go back to the Browns on a 3 year contract…2 years with good behavior…

  2. dalton2green22

    Seattle desperation mode now. Speaks volumes of their values. You libs, queers, America haters, karpernick lovers, easy on the Pc and race card accusations ok? You had your Obama’s years where he encouraged it. He is laughing living off your warped checkbooks

  3. riffraff

    Nobody in their right mind expects him to play Sunday – will probably sit until Monday night when the Seahawks play the Bears

    • Chris

      Why wouldn’t he play? He should be in football shape after an offseason with the Browns. He may not be able to call the plays, but I don’t imagine it’s an impossible base defense to learn

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