Seahawks, Mychal Kendricks close to signing deal

Seahawks, Mychal Kendricks close to signing deal

Reports Thursday night said it would be a one-year deal.

ESPN first reported Kendricks' deal with the Seahawks.

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.

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

Kendricks first made headlines in late August when charges of insider trading were brought against the six-year National Football League veteran.

He pleaded guilty last week and now faces upwards of 25 years in prison.

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 Browns released him after he was indicted. Kendricks' hearing on that matter is scheduled for January 24.

Kendricks was receiving insider information from "Black-ish" tv writer Damilare Sonoiki, while providing him $10,000 in cash as well as Eagles tickets.

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

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. He was released by the Browns on August 29 after he was charged by federal prosecutors with one count of conspiracy to commit securities fraud and one count of securities fraud.