Update: Mychal Kendricks officially signed, Shaun Dion Hamilton placed on IR
We have signed LB Mychal Kendricks from Seattle's practice squad. And placed LB Shaun Dion Hamilton on the Reserve/Injured List.https://t.co/RDFJCM6gFN— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) December 21, 2020
Washington is reportedly making another roster move today as injuries continue to add up at the linebacker position. Mychal Kendricks will be signed from the Seattle Seahawks practice squad. He was not with the Seahawks when they came to Fed Ex Field yesterday and beat the Washington Football Team 20-15. Kendricks will fly privately and will be available to join the team immediately under the updated COVID-19 protocols.
Mychal Kendricks was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2nd round in 2012. He played there for 6 seasons, starting 74 games. He was released in the 2018 offseason, and faced with some serious insider trading charges in August of that year. The sentencing for that case has reportedly been pushed back until January of next year. Kendricks made his way to the Seahawks, and started 17 games over the last two seasons. He hasn't played during the regular season this year, but that could change quickly here.
Washington's linebacker corps was banged up going into yesterday's game, and then Shaun Dion Hamilton left the game with an elbow injury. LBs Cole Holcomb(concussion) and Kevin Pierre-Louis(ankle) were ruled out of the game during the week. Thomas Davis is too slow to be any kind of option. Khaleke Hudson had to step up due to the mounting injuries. Adding a veteran like Kendricks could mean one or more of Washington's LBs is expected to miss more time.
The Washington Football Team is signing veteran LB Mychal Kendricks off the #Seahawks practice squad, source said.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) December 21, 2020
Kendricks is expected to fly private to Washington to bypass 6 days of pre-entry COVID testing. Doing so makes him available immediately.https://t.co/c99aiDzbdl— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) December 21, 2020
91 career starts for Kendricks, 30, including 14 with Seattle last year. Hasn't played in 2020. Eligible immediately based on new COVID-19 rules, source confirms. Depth add after Hamilton's elbow injury, and also with Holcomb, KPL statuses unclear for Week 16. https://t.co/8Xw5f3nKvP— Ben Standig (@BenStandig) December 21, 2020
According to Wiki, new #WashingtonFootball LB Mychal Kendricks is expected to be sentenced on insider trading charges he pleaded guilty to on January 13, 2021 -- as in possibly in the middle of a playoff week for @WashingtonNFL https://t.co/sVfMQjPwrD— Washington Football On SI.com (@WSHFootballSI) December 21, 2020