Seahawks to sign LB Mychal Kendricks after guilty plea to insider trading

Report Ex Eagle Mychal Kendricks to sign with Seahawks following guilty plea for insider trading

Mychal Kendricks stepped up for the Eagles depleted linebacking corps during the team's run to the Super Bowl. YONG KIM Staff

The Seattle Seahawks are expected to sign linebacker Mychal Kendricks to a one-year contract despite his recent guilty plea on insider trading charges.

The Seattle Seahawks are expected to sign veteran linebacker Mychal Kendricks, according to multiple reports Thursday night.

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While Mychal Kendricks awaits sentencing in December, the linebacker isn't ousted from the National Football League just yet. The scheme reportedly earned Kendricks $1.2 million worth of profits.

Kendricks was indicted on charges of insider trading back on August 29.

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Kendricks is set to plead guilty to the above-mentioned charges in December and faces up to 25 years in prison. 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. Kendricks' hearing on that matter is scheduled for January 24. According to USA attorney William M. McSwain, Kendricks was able to profit due to the fact that he was receiving insider tips from TV writer Damilare Sonoiki. He and Sonoiki were charged with one count of conspiracy to commit securities fraud and one count of securities fraud.

He had a team-high eight tackles with the Eagles in last season's NFC Championship game against the Vikings and four in Philadelphia's Super Bowl 52 victory.

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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.

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