The NFL suspended Kendricks indefinitely for insider trading Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Kendricks pleaded guilty for insider trading in early September and is scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 24. The Browns parted ways with the linebacker when the team learned of his crime, though the Seahawks signed him to a one-year deal soon after, with whom Kendricks played three games, totaling 15 tackles and two sacks. Kendricks will be barred from playing for the time being until his situation is resolved, but it's fair to say his career in the NFL is in serious jeopardy
Kendricks recorded six tackles, all solo, and a sack across 38 defensive reps in Sunday's loss to the Cowboys.
Kendricks was limited all week with an ankle injury, which could be the reason he only took the field for 62 percent of the team's defensive snaps. As he gets healthier and more comfortable in the new system, the veteran could see a higher snap count.
Kendricks totaled three tackles and a sack during Monday's 24-17 loss to the Bears. He also had a pass defense.
Kendricks -- who is currently appealing his suspension after pleading guilty to insider trading -- made an immediate impact in his first game for the Seahawks. The linebacker was on the field for 82 percent of the team's defensive snaps and will likely continue to see similar playing time until further notice.
Kendricks was suspended by the NFL after pleading guilty to insider trading, but he'll play until the league hears his appeal, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
As expected, Kendricks will be able to play Monday against the Bears. He'll have his appeal heard within the next 10 days, but it's unlikely the suspension is lifted. Kendricks should be simply viewed as a rental at this time since the Seahawks need him to replace Bobby Wagner (groin) and K.J. Wright (knee), who are both listed as out this week. The team will likely give Kendricks a generous workload in Week 2 with just five healthy linebackers.
Kendricks has been released by the Browns, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Kendricks' dismissal from Cleveland is likely the least of his concerns at the moment considering the linebacker was charged with insider trading earlier Tuesday. In his wake, the Browns still have an above-average linebacking corps consisting of Jamie Collins, Joe Schobert and Christian Kerskey, but the depth behind them is admittedly questionable without Kendricks in the fold.
|Bye: Week 7|
|8||10/28/18||@ DET||1:00 pm|
|10||11/11/18||@ LAR||4:25 pm|
|12||11/25/18||@ CAR||1:00 pm|
|15||12/16/18||@ SF||4:05 pm|
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