Seahawks, Mychal Kendricks close to signing deal

Report Ex Eagle Mychal Kendricks to sign with Seahawks following guilty plea for insider trading

Mychal Kendricks stepped up for the Eagles depleted linebacking corps during the team's run to the Super Bowl. YONG KIM Staff

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.

Kendricks isn't expected to be sentenced until January 24, and according to Schefter the Seahawks will put him right to work.

ESPN first reported Kendricks' deal with the Seahawks.

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A week after pleading guilty to federal charges of insider trading, Mychal Kendricks is going to sign with the Seattle Seahawks. Kendricks allegedly profited almost $1.2 million by using non-public information he received from Damilare Sonoiki, a global investment firm banker, in exchange for $10,000 and a Eagles tickets.

Kendricks pleaded guilty before a federal judge earlier this month and faces up to 25 years in prison, with sentencing scheduled for December.

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

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The Browns released Kendricks shortly after he was indicted.

He was immediately released from Cleveland, where he had signed a one-year contract in the offseason.

A 2012 second-round pick of Philadelphia, Kendricks made 51 tackles including two sacks in 15 games (13 starts) last season for the Eagles. The Seahawks have yet to confirm the Kendricks signing and this story is continuing to develop.

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