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Seahawks LB Mychal Kendricks out for season with broken tibia

Mychal Kendricks, Seahawks

The Seattle Seahawks have dealt with a number of injuries this season, especially on the defensive side of the ball. Linebacker Mychal Kendricks can now be added to the listed.

In Monday night’s victory over the Minnesota Vikings, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Kendricks broke his tibia and will miss the remainder of the season.

Kendricks was released by the Cleveland Browns before the season after he was charged with insider trading, which he pled guilty to. The Seahawks quickly signed him to help fill in for the injured K.J. Wright, and Kendricks did so successfully from Week 2 to 4.

The NFL then suspended Kendricks indefinitely for those insider trading charges, forcing him out of action until this week when the suspension was lifted, lasting a total of eight games.

Prior to Kendricks’ return, the Seahawks were rolling. Following an 0-2 start, Seattle has gone 8-3, including a four-game winning streak to separate them from the pack of NFC Wild Card contenders heading into Week 15. With a win over the lowly San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, the Seahawks will clinch a playoff berth as likely the 5th seed in the conference.

The defense shined in Monday’s victory over the Vikings, but Seattle’s offense has led the way for much of 2018. Seattle leads the NFL in rushing yards with an even 2,000, which has aided an offensive line that was abysmal at protecting quarterback Russell Wilson in years past.

As it stands, the Seahawks would play the Dallas Cowboys in the Wild Card round of the playoffs.