The Seahawks re-signed a familiar face and had a player have his sentencing hearing pushed back. This is some of the early week news for Seattle.
I am not sure you are aware, Seahawks fans, but there is a little thing called the NFL draft at the end of April. This isn’t anything new; It happens every year. There will be lots of articles about the draft and who Seattle might choose. But there is some non-draft news as well.
Mychal Kendricks’ sentencing hearing gets pushed back…again
Seattle linebacker Kendricks learned that his sentencing hearing for insider trading has been pushed back from April 4th until some time in the future. Kendricks’ hearing with U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania may happen in mid-July now as that is when Kendricks’ co-conspirator, Damilare Sonoiki, is being sentenced. It would make sense to have the two near the same date. This is the second time Kendricks’ hearing has been pushed back as his original hearing was scheduled for late January.
Kendricks re-signed with Seattle on a one-year deal this offseason. But Seattle protected itself by including no guaranteed money at signing. If Kendricks goes to jail, it won’t cost the Seahawks anything. If Kendricks can play, and hopefully he can, he could make up to $4.5 million.
Neiko Thorpe re-signs with the Seahawks
My prediction is that Thorpe will play in Seattle for the next 843 years. It seems like he has been with Seattle for that long already (and really, he only been with Seattle for three years). Thorpe is an excellent special teams player and provides depth at cornerback. Mostly, though, he is just a hard-working guy who wants to help the team. At this time, Thorpe’s contract numbers have not been revealed but it is safe to say he will stay a millionaire for some time.