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Mychal Kendricks signs with Seahawks, report says

Seattle has no shame.

NFL: Super Bowl LII-Philadelphia Eagles vs New England Patriots Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE: Mychal Kendricks is signing with the Seattle Seahawks, according to NFL insider Adam Schefter. He’s reportedly expected to play in Monday night’s game against the Chicago Bears. Original story below.


Former Philadelphia Eagles and Cleveland Browns linebacker Mychal Kendricks pleaded guilty to insider trading last week and, as a result, faces up to 25 years in prison. But that hasn’t stopped at least one NFL team from considering signing him.

NFL insider Field Yates reports the Seattle Seahawks hosted Kendricks on a free agent visit on Thursday.

So ... why are the Seahawks working out a dude who could be going to jail soon? Well, as Ian Rapoport notes, Kendricks’ sentencing isn’t scheduled until December. So they could sign him to have around in the short-term as starter K.J. Wright misses time.

That seems pretty desperate, though.

In addition to facing legal consequences, Kendricks is also subject to punishment from the NFL under the league’s personnel conduct policy. The 27-year-old could be facing some kind of suspension.

Maybe the Seahawks were just kicking the tires on Kendricks because it doesn’t hurt to do their due diligence. But, uh, this seems pretty unexpected.

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