RENTON, Wash. — The Seattle Seahawks are hoping linebacker Mychal Kendricks can provide a short-term boost on the field that overshadows the issues of signing a player with a pending jail sentencing in his future. The Seahawks announced the signing of Kendricks on Friday to a one-year deal despite his recent guilty plea on insider trading charges. It’s an odd situation for all parties involved, but fills a need for Seattle even if it’s just for a short time. Kendricks could make his Seattle debut on Monday night when it plays at Chicago, and the finalization of his deal came after visiting the team on Thursday. Kendricks was not made available to speak Friday. Seattle coach Pete Carroll is scheduled to address the media on Saturday before the team leaves for Chicago. Kendricks pleaded guilty last week to insider trading charges in Philadelphia. His sentencing is expected in January. He signed a one-year contract with the Cleveland Browns in June after winning a Super Bowl title last season with the Philadelphia Eagles. and he was released by the Browns on Aug. 29 after the charges were filed. While Seattle is signing Kendricks to add depth at linebacker, it’s unclear how long he might able to play because the NFL has yet to impose any discipline. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said Thursday night the situation is under review and Kendricks is currently allowed to sign and participate in activities, including games. That makes for a strange situation considering Kendricks’ guilty plea. Kendricks’ signing is largely because of injury concerns at linebacker. Seattle is without K.J. Wright after minor knee surgery late in the preseason and he only began running this week. Additionally, All-Pro linebacker Bobby Wagner is dealing with a groin injury suffered in the opener that kept him out of practice both Thursday and Friday, and his availability for Monday night is unclear. Veteran Duane Brown said Kendricks’ situation wasn’t addressed in any team conversations prior to the announcement of the signing. “I’m not very clued in to the particulars of everything that is going on,” Brown said. “But I know he’s a heck of a player. I’ve competed against him a couple of times when he was in Philly. I know he can be a good addition to our team. Everything else will have to handle itself and let that process play out. We’re embracing him. He’s here now. He’s part of the team.” 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. Sonoiki had been working as a junior analyst at Goldman Sachs but left the financial field and has most recently been writing for TV shows. An IMDB profile lists him as a former writer on the popular TV series “Black-ish” as well as other movies and TV shows. In a statement released by his lawyer the day he was charged, Kendricks said he was sorry and takes full responsibility for his actions.
GLIDE — The Glide High School football team took an early lead against Reedsport on Friday night and cruised to a 46-0 nonconference win.
Glide led 26-0 at halftime and with about a minute left in the third quarter the game went to a running clock.
Glide (2-1) was led by running backs Wyatt Estrada, Giovanni Allison and Zach Holland. Estrada ran the ball 13 times for 91 yards, Allison had seven carries for 96 yards and Holland had nine carries for 104 yards.
The Wildcats’ quarterback, Caidyn Cunningham, threw 5-for-7 for 91 yards.
“Our defense as a whole played great,” Glide coach Jody Doty said.
No defensive stats were available, but coach Doty said Zack Welker, Dillon Towne and Estrada all had a good night against the Brave (1-2).
Both teams will have another nonconference game scheduled next Friday. Reedsport will be at Illinois Valley and Glide will travel to Oakland.
Reedsport 0 0 0 0 — 0
Glide 8 18 20 0 — 46
G — Allison 34 run (kick failed)
G — Safety
G — Towne 2 pass from Cunningham (run failed)
G — Holland 2 pass from Cunningham (run failed)
G — Estrdada 40 run (run failed)
G — Allison 11 run (Holland pass from Cunningham)
G — Holland 38 pass from Cunningham (run failed)
G — Holland 15 run (run failed) S. Umpqua 12, Corbett 0
CORBETT — South Umpqua’s defense shut out Corbett 12-0 in Friday’s nonconference football game.
SU coach Steve Stebbins said Christian Allen and Austin Chung had good defensive games for the Lancers (2-1).
Creedance Ferguson scored both touchdowns against Corbett (0-3) on 1-yard runs.
No stats were available by press time.
South Umpqua will host Sutherlin in a nonleague game next Friday.
South Umpqua 6 6 0 0 — 12
Corbett 0 0 0 0 — 0
SU — Ferguson 1 run (kick failed)
SU — Ferguson 1 run (kick failed)
H. Christian 48, N. Douglas 46
KLAMATH FALLS — North Douglas battled Hosanna Christian to the bitter end, losing on a game-winning touchdown pass by the Lions as time expired.
North Douglas quarterback Tyler Kallinger had an impressive offensive game, amassing 109 passing yard and three touchdowns to go along with 68 rushing yards and two touchdowns.
Running back Caleb Parks had 217 rushing yards for two touchdown in the game. Jake Gerrard led the team with four receptions for 109 yards and three touchdowns.
On the defensive side of the ball, Chase Rodgers had two sacks and Gerrard added an interception for North Douglas.
No scoring summary was available by press time.
The Warriors (2-1) return to the field next Friday against Elkton.
Bandon 6, Oakland 0
BANDON — Wyatt Dyer scored the lone TD in the game in the second quarter for Bandon (2-1).
Oakland (0-3) was led by Corbin Picknell who ran the ball for 51 yards.
“Defensively we played superb, but offensively they keep shooting themselves in the foot,” Oakland coach Ben Lane said. “They play hard, the effort is there. They want to win, but we’re young and we’re maturing but we need to get rid of the mental mistakes.”
Oakland 0 0 0 0 — 0
Bandon 0 6 0 0 — 6
B — Dyer 70 run (run failed)
Riddle 54, Chiloquin 32
CHILOQUIN — Riddle overcame a two touchdown deficit to win 54-32 against Chiloquin in Friday’s nonconference football game.
Nate Hopkins led the Irish (2-1) with four touchdowns, including a kick return for a TD to start the third quarter. Hopkins had 16 carries for 235 yards and had four catches for 66 yards and a receiving touchdown.
“We have up a two touchdown lead to start the game, but they continued to play hard,” Riddle coach Russell Hobson said. “They did a good job making adjustments.”
Quarterback Cameron McMichael threw 6-for-12 for 121 yards. McMichael also scored a touchdown in the game, as did Donovan Hargraves and Jesse Myers. Hargraves had five carries for 47 yards and Myers had two catches for 55 yards.
Riddle goes to Myrtle Point next Friday.
Riddle 6 18 8 22 — 54
Chiloquin 14 2 0 16 — 32
Mapleton 66, Glendale 14
GLENDALE — The Sailors of Mapleton rolled past the Pirates of Glendale in an eight-man game.
Mapleton (2-1) took a 44-0 lead at halftime to start the running clock. Evan Moso had three carries for 145 yards and three TDs, JJ Neece ran the ball six times for 16 yards and two touchdowns and Cody Soverns had three carries for 106 yards and one score.
Glendale (0-3) was led in rushing by Will Kidwell with 15 carries for 75 yards. Glendale quartback Elijah Wytcherley completed 5-of-13 passes for 84 yards.
The Pirates host Camas Valley on Friday.
Mapleton 8 36 14 8 — 66
Glendale 0 0 8 6 — 14
M — Moso 29 run (Moso run), 6:34
M — Moso 77 run (Moso run), 10:01
M — Soverns 55 pass from Neece (pass failed), 9:41
M — Moso 18 pass from Neece (run failed), 6:01
M — Neece 55 run (Soverns run), 2:42
M — Neece 60 run (Schertfeger run), 0:00
M — Moso 39 run (Neece run), 11:47
M — Schertfeger 25 run (run failed), 4:50
G — Wytcherley 17 run (Lovaglio pass from Wytcherley), 0:07
G — Kidwell 10 run (pass failed), 8:07
M — Soverns 67 run (Bender run), 3:22