Mychal Kendricks
LB FA
Wed 7/15/20 8:28 PM2 Comments

Kendricks (knee) has received medical clearance to resume participating in football activities, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kendricks, who currently remains a free agent, appears to have managed a strong recovery after having sustained a torn ACL late December. He played at a consistent level in 14 contests with the Seahawks last season, accumulating 71 tackles (47 solo), four defended passes, one interception and three sacks. Despite now being medically cleared, the 29-year-old could still face difficulties latching on to a new roster due to looming legal issues relating to insider trading charges. His sentencing date has been delayed numerous times, most recently back in March. Teams could hesitate to sign him until his availability for 2020 is guaranteed.

Mychal Kendricks
LB FA
Wed 1/8/20 4:47 PM

Kendricks (knee) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kendricks sustained a torn ACL in the season finale, so he's already been ruled out for playoffs. The Seahawks took their time placing him on IR, but now they need an open roster spot for offensive tackle Chad Wheeler. It's unclear whether Kendricks will be ready for the 2020 season. He'll be an unrestricted free agent in March, but first, he's set to be sentenced for his insider trading case in February, although this date has been moved back multiple times.

Mychal Kendricks
LB FA
Mon 12/30/19 7:20 PM

An MRI on Monday revealed that Kendricks suffered a torn ACL in Sunday's loss to San Francisco, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

This news confirms that Kendricks won't be available for the playoffs, as he's set to have surgery in the coming days. His absence will be a tough blow to the stout Seahawks defense, and in Kendricks' absence, Cody Barton is the likely candidate to fill in at outside linebacker.

Mychal Kendricks
LB FA
Mon 12/30/19 11:26 AM

Kendricks is believed to have suffered a torn ACL during Sunday's loss to the 49ers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kendricks is set to undergo an MRI to confirm the extent of his injury. If the veteran linebacker has indeed sustained an ACL tear, he'll be forced to undergo surgery and sit out Seattle's playoff run, leaving his availability for the start of the 2020 season on unsteady ground. Across 14 contests in 2019, Kendricks recorded 71 tackles (47 solo), three sacks, four defended passes, one interception and one forced fumble.

Mychal Kendricks
LB FA
Sun 12/29/19 10:27 PM

Kendricks left Sunday's game against the 49ers due to a knee injury, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio KJR reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kendricks was burned for a big gain by Kyle Juszczyk and was in obvious discomfort after the play. He headed off to the locker room soon after. It's unclear if this injury has anything to do with the hamstring injury that forced Kendricks to miss a pair of games earlier this month, but it's officially being called a knee injury. His return is considered questionable.

Mychal Kendricks
LB FA
Thu 12/26/19 7:56 PM

Kendricks (hamstring) put in a full practice Thursday, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kendricks was active and played 43 snaps Week 16 but took it easy with a limited practice Wednesday. He'll be ready to go against the 49ers as he looks to close out the regular season strong.

Mychal Kendricks
LB FA
Sun 12/22/19 3:08 PM

Kendricks (hamstring) is active for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

Kendricks will return from a two-game hiatus, and he should immediately return to a starting outside linebacker role. The 29-year-old has registered 62 tackles, three sacks and four pass breakups this year,

Mychal Kendricks
LB FA
Fri 12/20/19 5:18 PM

Kendricks (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday's game against Arizona, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kendricks started the week with a limited practice before missing out Thursday. Cody Barton and Shaquem Griffin will fill in if the 29-year-old sits in a third-straight game.

Mychal Kendricks
LB FA
Thu 12/19/19 9:27 PM

Kendricks (hamstring) did not practice Thursday, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kendricks was limited at Wednesday's session, meaning he looks as though he is trending down ahead of Week 16. Coach Pete Carroll mentioned earlier this week that Kendricks would likely be a game-time decision this week, so it may be hard to get a read on his status all the way up until Sunday. Cody Barton is slated to fill in at strongside linebacker if Kendricks ends up sitting out.

Mychal Kendricks
LB FA
Wed 12/18/19 4:31 PM

Kendricks (hamstring) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Don't read into Kendricks' practice status too much, as he was a limited participant last Wednesday before being ruled out for Week 15's win over the Panthers. However, coach Pete Carroll relayed earlier in the week that Kendricks will be a game-time decision Sunday against the Cardinals, so he's certainly trending in the right direction. If Kendricks misses a third straight game, Cody Barton is in line to start once again.