Mychal Kendricks signing with 49ers

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Mychal Kendricks visited the 49ers this week. He will sign with the 49ers next week.

The free agent linebacker and the team have agreed to terms, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports.

Kendricks was sentenced to one day in jail, three years of probation, and 300 hours of community service last month after pleading guilty to insider trading in 2018.

Kendricks entered the guilty plea when he was a member of the Browns. He never played a game for the franchise, which cut him during the preseason. Kendricks then signed with Seattle and played 18 games for the team over the 2018 and 2019 seasons. He recorded three sacks and eight tackles for loss in 2019.

He spent time on Seattle’s practice squad in 2020 before Washington signed him late in the season. He appeared in one regular-season game for Washington before starting its playoff loss to Tampa Bay. Kendricks had six tackles in the postseason matchup.

Kendricks was a second-round choice of the Eagles in 2012. In nine seasons, Kendricks has appeared in 104 games with 91 starts. He has 19 sacks, 52 tackles for loss, seven forced fumbles, four interceptions and 30 passes defensed.

2 responses to “Mychal Kendricks signing with 49ers

  1. Man that issue really destroyed this dudes career. For all intent and purposes he seems to be a pretty serviceable backer that flashes playmaking ability. Gotta surround yourself with better people and have better decision making in your personal life though to succeed at any level. Not sure how much money he lost with this insider trading business. But my guess is he isn’t the hungry player he used to be. Now he’s just in it for money and the contract, which shows on the field. You never know what he could’ve been in CLE if he had a bit better judgement off the field.

  2. First, have to wonder why Seattle did not grab him – they seemed so high on him. I can only assume that the 49ers have done due diligence – if so I think they got a steal. Along with Ha Ha they add top level experience – nice that the 49ers are now a destination for quality players who want to show what they can still do.

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