Seahawks to sign Mychal Kendricks


Kendricks isn't expected to be sentenced until January 24, and according to Schefter the Seahawks will put him right to work.

Kendricks spent six seasons with Philadelphia before signing with the Browns on a one-year deal in the offseason.

Kendricks is the same player who pleaded guilty to an insider trading charge two weeks ago. The reason that's notable is because even if Kendricks were to sign with the Seahawks, there's a chance he wouldn't be able to finish the season.

Seattle Times sports writer Bob Condotta noted that in addition to injured KJ Wright, fellow linebacker Bobby Wagner showed up on the Seahawks injury report Thursday.

Field Yates of ESPN earlier reported that Kendricks had visited the Seahawks on Thursday. Kendricks pleaded guilty last week to insider trading charges. Kendricks will learn of his fate at a sentencing hearing in December.

The Browns released him from the team on August 29, after the charges were filed.

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

We'll see as this all unfolds what type of punishment Kendricks will face for his actions.

Drafted in the second round by Philadelphia out of Cal in 2012, Kendricks appeared in 85 games (74 starts) with the Eagles from 2012-17.

On Aug. 29, both men were indicted on one count of conspiracy to commit securities fraud and one count of securities fraud.