By now you know that linebacker Mychal Kendricks is about to go to jail after pleading guilty to insider trading. He was cut by the Cleveland Browns when the news broke, and the linebacker-needy Seattle Seahawks picked him up. Kendricks was quite effective through three games, including sacks of Mitchell Trubisky and Dak Prescott, but it doesn’t look like we’re getting a fourth game out of him.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter revealed that Kendricks, who had been appealing an NFL suspension, has seemingly lost that appeal and that means he won’t be available this Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams.
Seahawks’ LB Mychal Kendricks suspended indefinitely today for insider trading, per source. Can’t play for Seattle until further notice.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 2, 2018
With K.J. Wright still out and Kendricks suspended, this means that Seattle may turn to a combination of Austin Calitro and rookie Shaquem Griffin, neither of whom played well against the Denver Broncos. With all due respect to both of them, they might be in for a tough afternoon against the dynamic Rams offense.
By the way, Will Dissly and Earl Thomas are both being placed on injured reserve, so in addition to Kendricks’ ban, Seattle has three vacant spots on the 53-man roster to fill this week.