New Seattle Seahawks linebacker Mychal Kendricks will play Monday night against the

 Chicago Bears despite his pending jail sentence.Seattle
coach Pete Carroll said Saturday that Kendricks would make his Seattle debut due
to major injuries at linebacker. The Seahawks ruled out both of its starting
linebackers White
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, K.J. Wright and Bobby Wagner, due to
injuries. Wright is still a week away from returning from minor knee surgery and
Wagner suffered a groin injury in Week 1."The background that he has and the
instincts that he has and he's been coached really well over the years, he
really has a chance to pick it up really quickly and get in there and help us,"
Carroll said. "He had three really good days and studied like crazy with the
coaches and he's ready to help us out."Kendricks playing creates an odd
situation for all involved considering his guilty plea last week on insider
trading charges in Philadelphia. He's not expected to be sentenced in the case
until January and the NFL has yet to impose any discipline meaning he's eligible
to play. Kendricks said Saturday he was unsure if he'd have a chance to play
this season after being released by the Browns on Aug. 29."It's been pretty
hard. It's been very hard. But, I'll overcome this, and I'll overcome just like
I've overcome other obstacles in my life," Kendricks said. "Like I said, I'm
very blessed to have this opportunity Youth
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, so I treated it as such. But, football is
helping me a lot."Carroll said the Seahawks did extensive homework on Kendricks
and there was continued contact with the league office about the potential of
the roster move. Carroll said Kendricks deserves a second chance."We have come
to learn who he is and what he's all about and how remorseful he was and how he
admitted to his mistake a long time ago," Carroll said.How long Kendricks is
with the Seahawks will be a lingering question. The league could impose
discipline at any time. Seattle also expects to have Wright and Wagner
potentially back as early as Week 3 against Dallas."Other teams were interested,
but as far as I'm concerned, the Seahawks were the ones that were most
interested and that's why I'm here," Kendricks said.Kendricks signed a one-year
contract with the Browns in June after winning a Super Bowl title last season
with the Philadelphia Eagles, and he was released by Cleveland after the charges
were filed.Federal prosecutors said Kendricks used tips from an acquaintance to
make about $1.2 million in illegal profits on four major trading
deals.Prosecutors say his co-defendant, Damilare Sonoiki ,
was paid $10,000 in kickbacks in the scheme from 2014-2015, as well as receiving
perks such as tickets to Eagles games and tagging along to a music video shoot
or nightclub appearances.Kendricks did not comment about his legal situation on
Saturday."As of right now, I have the opportunity and I want to make the most of
that," he said.NOTES: Seattle released veteran DT Tom Johnson and signed S
Shalom Luani from the practice squad. Johnson was one of Seattle's significant
offseason signings to bolster the defensive line, but Carroll said the move was
needed for depth in the secondary. Carroll said there was hope of potentially
bringing Johnson back later in the season if he doesn't sign somewhere else. ...
Seattle listed CB Tre Flowers (hamstring) and G D.J. Fluker (hamstring) as
doubtful for Monday's game. Flowers, a rookie, started the opener after Dontae
Johnson was placed on injured reserve last week.Browns sign veteran OG Earl
Watford On Tuesday White
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, the Cleveland Browns signed veteran
offensive guard Earl Watford, according to multiple reports.A fourth-round pick
in 2013 by the Arizona Cardinals, Watford spent four seasons with the club,
starting 21 games (including 2 games in 2017) at both guard positions and right
tackle.Watford signed with the Chicago Bears this offseason, and it was
considered a moderate surprise when they cut him the other day, although the
writing appeared to be on the wall with recent reports indicating that Chicago
had been trying to trade him.Cleveland’s offensive line is constructed with
versatile linemen who can play multiple positions, and Watford adds even more
flexibility to the group. When looking at roster cuts, it’s always important to
have backup linemen who can play multiple spots in order to minimize the amount
of players the team must keep at the position.The Browns could be giving Watford
a heavy look this Thursday against the Detroit Lions. Why? Because Spencer
Drango and Austin Corbett have been playing just about every snap at the guard
positions this preseason Youth
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, so the team doesn’t have much film of their
depth on tape. Watford isn’t that big of a name to where he’ll be guaranteed to
make the 53-man roster, but you would figure that Cleveland wouldn’t sign a
veteran player this close to roster cuts without giving him serious
consideration for making it.Once the signing becomes official, a corresponding
roster move should be coming so the Browns stay within the limit of a 90-man
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