The reason that's notable is because even if Kendricks were to sign with the Seahawks, there's a chance he wouldn't be able to finish the season. It is reportedly a one-year deal.
General view of Qwest Field from the endzone during the National Football League game between the Seattle Seahawks and the New York Giants on September 24, 2006 in Seattle, Washington.
The beleaguered linebacker is facing up to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to insider trading earlier this month. The Browns released him after he was indicted. The uncertainty of Wagner may have prompted Seattle's move with Kendricks.
The 5-foot-11, 240-pounder recorded five total tackles and one sack through three preseason games with the Browns. According to US attorney William M. McSwain, Kendricks was able to profit due to the fact that he was receiving insider tips from TV writer Damilare Sonoiki.
Prosecutors say his co-defendant, Damilare Sonoiki, was paid $10,000 in kickbacks in the scheme from 2014-2015, as well as perks like tickets to Eagles games and tagging along to a music video shoot or nightclub appearances.
In a statement released by his lawyer the day he was charged, Kendricks said he was sorry and takes full responsibility for his actions.