NFL free agency news: Seahawks re-sign linebacker Mychal Kendricks

Mychal Kendricks injury update: Seahawks LB reportedly done for season with broken tibia

The Seahawks are sticking with Mychal Kendricks.

Seattle has re-signed the linebacker, the team announced Monday. No terms were made public, but NFL Network last week reported that he had agreed to a one-year deal for around $4 million, citing an unidentified source.

Kendricks played in four games (three starts) for the Seahawks last season. He was acquired after being released by the Browns on Aug. 29, in the wake of being charged by federal prosecutors with insider trading.  

Kendricks’ 2018 season was plagued by injury and suspensions. The NFL suspended Kendricks for eight games under its personal conduct policy stemming from his guilty plea to the federal insider-trading charges. 

He played three games in September and again in December before breaking his tibia.

Kendricks’ sentencing was originally scheduled for early 2019 but it was pushed back to April.

Prosecutors have accused Kendricks of profiting more than $1 million from July 2014 to March 2015 on non-public information provided by investment banker and co-defendant Damilare Sonoiki, who received $10,000 and game tickets from Kendricks, who played for the Eagles at the time.

Kendricks was selected by the Eagles in the second round (46th overall) of the 2012 draft. He played six seasons with Philadelphia before a brief stint in Cleveland.  

He has 477 total tackles in his career to go with 16 sacks and three interceptions.