Mychal Kendricks agrees to one-year deal with Seahawks

Former Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Mychal Kendricks holds the George Halas Trophy after the Eagles won last season's NFC championship

Former Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Mychal Kendricks holds the George Halas Trophy after the Eagles won last season’s NFC championship. More

The Seattle Seahawks hosted former Cleveland Browns linebacker Mychal Kendricks on a free agent visit Thursday, according to a tweet from NFL Insider Ian Rapoport.

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. Kendricks reportedly made a profit of about $1.2 million by paying Sonoiki in cash as well as with Eagles tickets.

Drafted in the second round by Philadelphia out of Cal in 2012, Kendricks appeared in 85 games (74 starts) with the Eagles from 2012-17.

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

The Browns released him from the team on August 29, after the charges were filed.

Kendricks, 27, is a six-year National Football League veteran who, prior to Cleveland, had spent his entire career with the Philadelphia Eagles.

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

Kendricks, 27, faces up to 25 years in prison for pleading guilty and could also be subject to discipline under the NFL's personal conduct policy. The Seahawks have yet to confirm the Kendricks signing and this story is continuing to develop.

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