Are the Seattle Seahawks getting desperate? We have no idea. But on Thursday, they brought former Eagles (and Browns) linebacker Mychal Kendricks in on a one-year deal.
“LB Mychal Kendricks, released by the Browns following charges of insider trading, is signing a one-year deal with the Seattle Seahawks, per sources.. … Seattle not likely to waste any time: Kendricks expected to play Monday night vs. Bears,” reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Again, Kendricks plead guilty to these charges just last week. His sentencing hearing is set for January 24th.
“New Seahawks’ LB Mychal Kendricks plead guilty last week to insider trading. He is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 24. Based on federal guidelines, he could face 30-37 months in prison,” Schefter adds. But here we are.
In the meantime, the Seahawks are coming off a hard-fought 27-20 loss to Denver. Now they travel to Chicago to face the Bears on Monday night. And if the Bears come out playing anything like they did last Sunday, Seattle is in trouble. In six seasons with the Eagles, the former second-round pick has 338 solo tackles and 14 sacks. Plus, a Super Bowl ring.
It’s easy to look at this as a low-risk signing. That’s exactly what this is. It’s just an odd one. But desperate times call for desperate measures.