The hits just keep coming for the Seattle Seahawks defense — the Los Angeles Rams’ opponent in Week 5.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter announced on Tuesday that the recently signed linebacker has been suspended indefinitely, rendering him unavailable for Sunday’s matchup in Seattle.
Seahawks’ LB Mychal Kendricks suspended indefinitely today for insider trading, per source. Can’t play for Seattle until further notice.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 2, 2018
The Seahawks, who are reeling defensively, picked up the former Cleveland Browns’ castoff late in the offseason, after it was announced he was being charged for insider trading (in 2014) by federal prosecutors.
Kendricks joined the Seahawks on September 13th and made his debut for the team just five days later. He played in every game from Weeks 2-4, tallying (2.0) sacks in back-to-back weeks on Cowboys’ QB Dak Prescott and Bears’ QB Mitchell Trubisky.
This comes on the heels of the Seahawks also announcing that safety Earl Thomas (broken leg) is being placed on IR. Last week’s game likely marked the last we’ll see him in a Seahawks uniform. To make matters worse, specifically at linebacker, the Seahawks will also be without starting linebacker K.J. Wright, whose battling a knee injury.
These injuries (and suspension) probably couldn’t have come at a worse time for the Seahawks, considering they’re about to take on one of the most potent offenses in the NFL.