Seahawks will sign ex-Browns LB Mychal Kendricks

Ruben Hill
September 14, 2018

The Seattle Seahawks are expected to sign linebacker Mychal Kendricks to a one-year contract despite his recent guilty plea on insider trading charges.

Field Yates of ESPN earlier reported that Kendricks had visited the Seahawks on Thursday. 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.

According to Schefter, Kendricks will play Monday night when the Seahawks take on the Bears at 8:15 p.m. ET.

Kendricks and Goldman Sachs analyst turned Black-ish TV writer Damilare Sonoiki were indicted August 29 on insider trading charges pertaining to investments made four years ago.

Kendircks used tips from an acquaintance to make about $1.2 million in illegal profits on four major trading deals, federal prosecutors said.

Kendricks played 15 games for the Philadelphia Eagles past year, finishing the 2017 season with 2.0 sacks and 15 tackles.

According to sentencing guidelines, Kendricks faces 30 to 37 months in prison, Schefter tweeted Thursday. The Seahawks have yet to confirm the Kendricks signing and this story is continuing to develop.

The Browns released Kendricks shortly after he was indicted.

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