The reason that's notable is because even if Kendricks were to sign with the Seahawks, there's a chance he wouldn't be able to finish the season. The linebacker, who signed a one-year deal with the Browns in June, lasted just two months he was released after the team became aware of his legal issues.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that the team will sign Kendricks, who made his name as a longtime starter with the Philadelphia Eagles but was cut by the Cleveland Browns in August after he was charged with insider trading. While Seattle is signing Kendricks to bolster its depth at linebacker, it's unclear how long he may be able to play for the Seahawks as the National Football League has yet to impose any discipline.
Kendricks, 27, played for the Eagles from 2012 to 2017 before signing a one-year deal with the Cleveland Browns this offseason.
Kendricks, 27, is a six-year National Football League veteran who, prior to Cleveland, had spent his entire career with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Besides the legal trouble, Kendricks could also be facing a potential punishment from the NFL.
Seattle's reasoning is the need for depth. The uncertainty of Wagner may have prompted Seattle's move with Kendricks.
Kendricks was indicted along with "Black-ish" TV writer Damilare Sonoiki, a Harvard educated former investment banker.
"While I didn't fully understand all of the details of the illegal trades, I knew it was wrong, and I wholeheartedly regret my actions", he said in the statement.