Linebacker Mychal Kendricks is going to have to wait a little longer for a conclusion to a tumultuous year that saw him plead guilty to insider trading, get released by the Browns, signed by the Seahawks, and then indefinitely suspended by the NFL only to return and suffer a season ending injury.
Kendricks, a pending free agent, was set to be sentenced on January 25, but that date has now been pushed back to April 4. Our own John Gilbert suggested it could be a result of the government shutdown, however no official reason was provided.
When Kendricks was initially signed by Seattle in September, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported he could face 30-37 months in prison following his guilty plea.
Regardless of what the sentence ends up being, the delay all but wipes out any chance of Kendricks being signed when free agency opens in March. Additionally, it likely ends any chance of Kendricks being under contract during the 2019 season.