Mychal Kendricks has been sentenced to one day in prison, three years of probation, and 300 hours of community service for his involvement in insider trading (Twitter link via Adam Schefter of ESPN.com). This concludes a lengthy process which began all the way back in 2018.
In June of 2018, Kendricks joined the Browns on a one-year, $2.25MM deal, which seemed like a solid value pickup. What we didn’t know at the time was that Kendricks was involved in a federal investigation for insider trading. The Browns were aware of the situation, but they say they weren’t clued in on all of the details.
The linebacker never played a down for Cleveland, but he soon found a home with the Seahawks, playing in 18 games between 2018 and 2019. In ’19, he notched three sacks and eight tackles for loss. Towards the end of last year, Washington plucked him off of Pete Carroll‘s taxi squad, using him in a December game and in the team’s lone playoff contest.
With the possibility of serious prison time behind him, Kendricks could be on the verge of finding his next NFL home. Given his age (31 in September) and injury history, we expect him to fetch a low-cost, one-year deal with little in the way of guarantees.
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