The Seattle Seahawks can continue to count on Mychal Kendricks, as K.J. Wright remains sidelined following surgery in late August.
Signed just prior to Week 2, there have been questions surrounding a potential suspension for Kendricks, who could be in violation of the NFL’s personal conduct policy after admitting to insider trading. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on September 16 that Kendricks has already been informed by the league of a suspension, and that an appeal was set to happen in the next 10 days.
In his press conference on Monday, Pete Carroll hinted a decision on Kendricks’ appeal could come soon, saying he didn’t know if Kendricks would be available to play against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 4.
Pete Carroll says doesn't know if team will have Mychal Kendricks this week. Meaning suspension could be coming. Seahawks would likely know by mid week. Carroll says not sure if KJ Wright will be back this week.— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) September 24, 2018
An update did in fact come by the middle of the week. The Seattle Times’ Bob Condotta reported on Wednesday morning that Kendricks would indeed be available to play for the Seahawks on Sunday.
Mychal Kendricks will be eligible to play for Seahawks this week.— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) September 26, 2018
Whether that means Kendricks has won his appeal or is still yet to receive a ruling is unclear. With Wright inching towards a return, Kendricks’ last start for the team could be on the horizon regardless.