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San Francisco 49ers sign free agent Mychal Kendricks

Sep 30, 2018; Glendale, AZ, USA; Seattle Seahawks linebacker Mychal Kendricks (56) against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 30, 2018; Glendale, AZ, USA; Seattle Seahawks linebacker Mychal Kendricks (56) against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The San Francisco 49ers are signing free agent linebacker Mychal Kendricks, ESPN is reporting.

Kendricks, 30, is three weeks removed from serving a one-day jail sentence for insider trading in 2018. He is currently serving three years of probation and must also fulfill 300 hours of community service.

He was under contract with the Cleveland Browns when the charges were announced three years ago.

Kendricks was suspended eight games by the NFL and was released by the Browns when charges were announced in 2018 before ever playing a game with the franchise.

He signed with Seattle and played a total of 18 games with the Seahawks and finished his two seasons with the team on injured reserve.

Kendricks began last season on the Seahawks’ practice squad before being signed by the Washington Football Team and appearing in just one game.

A second-round pick (46th overall) by Philadelphia in 2012, Kendricks spent his first six seasons with the Eagles, starting 74 of 85 games and accumulating 458 tackles, 14 sacks and six forced fumbles. He was a starter in the Super Bowl LII win against New England.

–Field Level Media