Seahawks host linebacker Mychal Kendricks on free agent visit

Former Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Mychal Kendricks holds the George Halas Trophy after the Eagles won last season's NFC championship

Former Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Mychal Kendricks holds the George Halas Trophy after the Eagles won last season's NFC championship

Kendricks, who was playing for the Browns on the day McSwain announced the charges, was released by the team just hours after the indictment was announced.

ESPN first reported Kendricks' deal with the Seahawks.

Kendricks played 15 games for the Philadelphia Eagles a year ago, finishing the 2017 season with 2.0 sacks and 15 tackles.

Kendricks pleaded guilty last week to the charges. Browns GM John Dorsey indicated Kendricks lied to the team about his role and involvement in the insider trading scam after the team him as a free agent in the spring.

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Notwithstanding a legal trouble that could lead to a lengthy jail time, linebacker Mychal Kendricks is on the verge of making a return to National Football League action.

Seattle's reasoning is the need for depth.

Middle linebacker Bobby Wagner also showed up on the injury report Thursday with a groin issue and while it's unclear the severity of that injury - coach Pete Carroll did not mention it when he met with the media before practice on Thursday and before it was known Wagner was injured - his injury could also have played a role in Seattle's interest in Kendricks.

He was the 46th overall pick of the Eagles in the 2012 draft, taken one spot before Seattle drafted Wagner.

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Kendricks played from 2012-17 with the Eagles, earning a Super Bowl ring with Philly last season, before signing with the Browns in the offseason.

Kendricks, who used tips to acquire more than $1.2 million, has a sentencing hearing now scheduled for January 24, which is four days after the AFC and NFC Championship games.

Prosecutors say his co-defendant, Damilare Sonoiki, was paid $10,000 in kickbacks in the scheme from 2014-2015, as well as perks like tickets to Eagles games and tagging along to a music video shoot or nightclub appearances. "I am committed to repaying all of the funds gained illegally and accept the consequences of my actions".

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