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Mychal Kendricks signs with Seahawks

Mychal Kendricks signs with Seahawks

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that the team will sign Kendricks, who made his name as a long-time starter with the Philadelphia Eagles but was cut by the Cleveland Browns in August after he was charged with insider trading.

Mychal Kendricks is months away from being sentenced for insider trading, and the Seattle Seahawks need a linebacker.

A person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Thursday that Kendricks' agreement is expected to be finalized in time for him to join the Seahawks for their Week 2 Game at Chicago on Monday night.

Rookie fifth-round selection Shaquem Griffin started for Wright last week but was pulled late in favour of Austin Calitro after he "got fooled on a couple things", as Carroll put it. Middle linebacker Bobby Wagner popped up on Thursday's practice report with a groin injury. The scheme reportedly earned Kendricks $1.2 million worth of profits.

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Kendricks, 27, played for the Eagles from 2012 to 2017 before signing a one-year deal with the Cleveland Browns this offseason.

A week after the news broke, Kendricks pleaded guilty to the charges.

Kendricks allegedly made investments on business enterprises back in 2014 based on information illegally shared by former Goldman Sachs employee turned TV writer Damilare Sonoiki.

This story is continuing to develop.