Seattle’s Mychal Kendricks was credited with a game-high 11 solo tackles Sunday.
That’s former Eagles linebacker Mychal Kendricks, awaiting-sentencing-on-insider-trading Mychal Kendricks.
Last week, Kendricks had a sentencing date, but he got his fifth postponement, this one until after the NFL season. So he could be in line for a second Super Bowl ring.
“We had a lot of turnovers. We had a lot of quarterback pressure," Kendricks said.
Kendricks, drafted in the second round in 2012, was released in 2018. He signed with the Browns, who cut him when the insider-trading charges came to light. Some observers were puzzled when the Seahawks quickly signed him. But it isn’t clear Kendricks will ever be imprisoned; his codefendant got probation.
“I still own a house here. The two years that I haven’t been here, Philly has grown a lot,” Kendricks said. “There’s a Target right by my house. So pulling in and seeing that, I’m like, ‘Man, this is crazy.’ But as far as the game, it’s just another game. You know what I mean? You don’t want to get too caught up in the emotions.”
Greg Ward to the rescue
The Eagles took the field against the Seahawks with as unimpressive a group of wide receivers as the team has fielded in recent memory.
Both Nelson Agholor (knee) and Alshon Jeffery (ankle) missed the game. With DeSean Jackson on injured reserve, the wide-receiver corps was J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, Jordan Matthews, Greg Ward, and Mack Hollins.
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Ward, the training camp fan favorite brought up from the practice squad Saturday, was active for the second time this season. He was the Eagles’ most effective wideout, with six catches on seven targets, though they netted just 40 yards. They were the first NFL catches for Ward, who was a college quarterback at Houston.
Matthews caught 3 of 6 targets for 27 yards, Arcega-Whiteside 2 of 5 for 43. Hollins was in stealth mode, as usual.
Doug Pederson said Friday that Jeffery and Agholor were trending in the right direction, and that sometimes you have to play when you’re a little banged up. “They just weren’t there yet,” Pederson said after the game.
It’s a hard life wherever you go
Russell Wilson, winning quarterback of the 9-2 Seahawks, MVP candidate, and husband of Ciara, had one complaint after the game.
Ciara, it seems, was hosting the American Music Awards on Sunday evening and couldn’t attend the game. She was going to sing a new song, Wilson said. “We’ll be in the air, though, unfortunately,” he said.
Jay train slowed
With Jordan Howard (shoulder) sidelined, Jay Ajayi got his first work since Week 5 of 2018. He churned for 11 yards on one carry but finished with just 16 on 6. The offensive line was hit-or-miss without Lane Johnson and Brandon Brooks, though it improved slightly when Doug Pederson benched rookie Andre Dillard, who was trying to play right tackle for the first time in his life. It should have been apparent from Dillard’s overstated quotes last week, about the move equating to writing with your opposite hand, that the first-round pick was not comfortable with what he was being asked to do.