The Eagles will greet an old friend this weekend, thanks to the fifth postponement of his sentencing in an insider-trading scheme.
Former Eagles linebacker Mychal Kendricks now won’t be sentenced until February, so there’s a chance he can earn another Super Bowl ring to take with him to lockup.
— Les Bowen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll told a conference call with Philly reporters Wednesday that Kendricks is “a unique player,” but we’re guessing he wasn’t referring to Kendricks’ legal situation, which came to the surface in 2018, right after Kendricks was released by the Eagles and signed by the Browns. Cleveland cut Kendricks after charges were filed, but he eventually signed with the Seahawks, and his current contract is structured around his availability to play.
“Mychal’s been a great addition for us,” Carroll said. “We’ve loved his play. He’s a unique player and competitor. … He’s had a good season for us.” Carroll said Kendricks is always “intense and focused,” and he doesn’t want him trying to do anything extra just because he’s playing Sunday against the team that drafted him in 2012′s second round.
Earlier this week, Carroll addressed the sentencing postponement.
“I’m really happy for him that he has that peace of mind as he works through the season,” Carroll said.
Think [Jordan] Mailata will see some playing time this season? — Meredith (@mhl1115) via Twitter
I doubt it at this point, Meredith, but it could happen. The issue is, the Eagles can bring only two players back from injured reserve. We assume Cre’Von LeBlanc will be brought back soonish. DeSean Jackson supposedly can be ready by the second round of the playoffs.
Of course, there is no guarantee the 5-5 Eagles will be in the playoffs, let alone the second round. And no guarantee that these players are actually going to be able to come back.
If the Eagles fall out of playoff contention, I would certainly bring Mailata off IR and play him, to see if he’s worth carrying into 2020. Or if there were some sort of complication with LeBlanc or Jackson, same thing.