After being set on fire by the Broncos for 470 yards on Sunday, the Seahawks seem to be on the market for a defensive help, and it seems they are not overly picky about who to add.

according to to ESPN.comThe team has decided to sign former Brown linebacker Mychal Kendricks on a one-year contract and they plan to have him in the field for Monday's game against the Bears. It is an interesting decision by the Seahawks and that is mainly because Kendricks will not be able to finish the season because of his ongoing legal problems.

The besieged linebacker faces up to 25 years in prison to have pleaded guilty to insider trading earlier this month, Kendricks will hear his fate at a December hearing.

The 27-year-old, who won a Super Bowl ring with the Eagles last season, was scrutinized by the SEC after spending $ 80,000 in nearly $ 1.2 million in eight months. According to US attorney William M. McSwain, Kendricks has benefited from receiving insider tips from TV author Damilare Sonoiki.

On August 29, both men were charged with conspiracy to commit fraud and count securities fraud. Kendricks, on the day McSwain announced the charges Browns was playing for, was only hours shared by the team after the indictment was announced.

In addition to the legal issues, Kendricks could also face a potential penalty from the NFL. According to, Kendricks could still be penalized for violating the League's policy.

Basically, with the possible NFL suspension and a December hearing hanging over his head, there's a chance that Kendricks will not be very frequent in the fields for the Seahawks this year. Of course, after seeing the Seattle Seattle defeat in Seattle's 27-24 loss to Denver on Sunday, the team wants to reinforce the defense at all costs and is not too worried about Kendrick's legal situation makes

Kendricks enters his seventh NFL season. After being selected by the Eagles in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft, Kendricks spent six years in Philadelphia before being fired in the offseason. The linebacker, who signed a one-year deal with the Browns in June, spent only two months in Cleveland before being released after the team became aware of his legal issues.


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