When soon-to-be free agent Mychal Kendricks’ sentencing was delayed in mid-January until April 4, it seemed to all but end his hopes of playing in 2019. That may still be the case, depending on how Kendricks’ sentencing goes. But if he does play in 2019, it will be with the Seattle Seahawks.
Shortly after the new league year officially began on Wednesday, the Seahawks and Kendricks reportedly agreed to a one year deal worth approximately $4M, per Mike Garafolo of NFL Network.
One-year deal for LB Mychal Kendricks at around $4 million to stay with the #Seahawks, source adds.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 13, 2019
Kendricks’ return to Seattle meshes with Pete Carroll’s message since the team was eliminated from the playoffs in January, that the team wanted to have Kendricks back. Now, depending on his sentencing, they will.
While listing off players he’s excited to have return from injury next season (Will Dissly, C.J. Prosise), Pete Carroll on @710ESPNSeattle reiterated that he wants to have Mychal Kendricks back. He’s a free agent.— Brady Henderson (@BradyHenderson) January 7, 2019
Though the Seahawks figure to add another linebacker, whether it’s in the draft or free agency, Kendricks’ new deal has an obvious impact on K.J. Wright’s chances of returning to Seattle. As of Wednesday afternoon, Wright remains unsigned, and Gregg Bell of The News Tribune hinted on Tuesday the Seahawks may have been priced out of the race for his services.