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Seahawks LB Mychal Kendricks gets suspension lifted

Mychal Kendricks, Seahawks

Seattle Seahawks linebacker Mychal Kendricks was suspended by the NFL back in October. The suspension was due to insider trading charges in which he pleaded guilty. He allegedly made nearly $1.2 million from investments in 2014.

His suspension seemed to be an indefinite one, but the league trimmed it down to eight games. Now he can once again take the field Monday when the Seahawks host the Minnesota Vikings as per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Coming off a Super Bowl run with the Philadelphia Eagles,  Kendricks joined the Cleveland Browns. But his tenure there was cut short due to the aforementioned charges against him. Seattle took their chances with Kendricks and signed him on a one-year deal two weeks after his release.

In his debut with the team in Week 2 and recorded three solo tackles in their 24-17 loss against the Chicago Bears. Kendricks last played in Week 3 when his team faced the Arizona Cardinals. Through three games, he has recorded 15 tackles, two sacks, and a pass deflection.

The former PAC-12 Defensive Player of the Year better enjoy his brief time that he’ll be allowed to play. He may not see the field in a while after this season. His verdict regarding the case will be announced this January. Kendricks could face up to a maximum of 25 years in prison, but more likely he’ll be serving 30-37 months.

Kendricks played his first six seasons with the Eagles. There he played for 85 games and started 76 of those games. His best year came in 2013 when he recorded 113 tackles, four sacks, and three interceptions.