By Andy Patton
With the news that the Seattle Seahawks will be without both Bobby Wagner and K.J. Wright on Monday, the sudden signing of free agent Mychal Kendricks makes more sense. Kendricks is an experienced linebacker who is ready to step right in and play this week.
“Yeah, he’s going to play,” coach Pete Carroll stated on Saturday. “The background that he has and the instincts that he has and he’s been coached really well over the years, he really has a chance to pick it up really quickly and get in there and help us. He had three really good days and studied like crazy with the coaches and he’s ready to help us out.”
Kendricks spent the last six seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles, winning a Super Bowl ring last year. He was signed by the Cleveland Browns this offseason, but was released following the news that he plead guilty to insider trading and faces a lengthy prison sentence – as well as potential punishment from the NFL.
“Well, we had done a lot of homework on it and (the circumstance) happened four and a half years ago, so it’s a story that’s been worked on for a long time,” Carroll continued. “A lot of good information. We have come to learn who he is and what he’s all about and how remorseful he was and how he admitted to his mistake a long time ago. He paid the money back, he did all of the right things along the way and the process continues, but he just – we just checked everything that we could possibly check out. This guy deserves a second...