Mychal Kendricks, Seahawks Agree to Contract Amid Insider Trading Case

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Cleveland Browns offensive lineman Mychal Kendricks during NFL football training camp, Friday, July 27, 2018, in Berea, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
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The Seattle Seahawks announced they agreed to a contract with free-agent linebacker Mychal Kendricks on Friday. The contract is a one-year deal, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Thursday.

Kendricks, who was cut by the Cleveland Browns before the start of the regular season, pleaded guilty to insider trading charges Sept. 6. 

The 27-year-old is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 24, meaning he will be available to the Seahawks for the remainder of the regular season. According to Schefter, federal guidelines suggest Kendricks could be sentenced to 30-37 months in prison. 

Prior to his brief tenure in Cleveland, Kendricks spent the first six seasons of his career with the Philadelphia Eagles

Last season, the 2012 second-round pick logged 73 total tackles, two sacks and six pass breakups while playing 59.6 percent of Philadelphia's defensive snaps. 

Kendricks also finished with the best run-defense grade (87.4) of his career, according to Pro Football Focus

The Seahawks will hope Kendricks can build on that campaign after the Denver Broncos gashed them to the tune of 146 rushing yards in Week 1. 

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