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Seahawks will sign ex-Browns LB Mychal Kendricks

16 September 2018

Kendricks is the same player who pleaded guilty to an insider trading charge two weeks ago. Reports Thursday night said it would be a one-year deal. They spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the signing.

Kendricks, who turns 28 later this month, admitted before a federal judge in Philadelphia that he swapped cash, National Football League tickets and access to parties with a Wall Street-connected associate for nonpublic, market-shifting information.

Kendricks signed a one-year contract with the Cleveland Browns in June after winning a Super Bowl title last season with the Philadelphia Eagles.

While Mychal Kendricks awaits sentencing in December, the linebacker isn't ousted from the National Football League just yet. The Seahawks have yet to confirm the Kendricks signing and this story is continuing to develop. After being selected by the Eagles in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft, Kendricks spent six years in Philadelphia before being released this past offseason.

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

National Football League spokesman Brian McCarthy said the situation is under review and Kendricks is now allowed to sign and participate in activities, including games.

His then-team, the Cleveland Browns, released him after he was found by federal prosecutors to be involved in an illegal investment scheme with Damilare Sonoiki, a Harvard-educated former investment banker. It listed Wagner as having a groin injury. He also claimed he didn't take any of the profits for himself but didn't elaborate on where the money went.

Seahawks will sign ex-Browns LB Mychal Kendricks