The 49ers released linebacker Mychal Kendricks off injured reserve with a settlement on Sept. 4. Could the team be close to signing him back?
The 49ers are hosting Kendricks on a visit, so he apparently is healthy again.
Kendricks was diagnosed with turf toe in the team’s second preseason game, and Kyle Shanahan said at the time that Kendricks would miss at least a month. The team placed Kendricks on injured reserve on Aug. 24.
He originally signed with the 49ers on Aug. 15.
Kendricks was sentenced to one day in jail, three years of probation, and 300 hours of community service this summer 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 Seahawks 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.