The Redskins were looking at a 2014 team that didn't have either of their starting Inside Linebackers from last season on the team. London Fletcher announced his retirement in December, and Perry Riley's rookie contract was ending. They were able to re-sign Riley to a 3 year deal before free agency started. They also signed Darryl Sharpton from the Texans, and special teams captain Adam Hayward from the Bucs. Today they signed another ILB with starting and special teams experience. Fixing the second worst special teams unit in recorded history is obviously a priority this season.
Akeem Jordan,28, started his NFL career in Philadelphia after going undrafted out of JMU. He has started 44 games in his 7 year career, playing his first 6 seasons in Philadelphia before following Andy Reid to Kansas City last season. Jordan has spent most of his career rotating in and out of the Eagle's revolving door of linebackers. Jordan will come in and compete for the second ILB spot with Sharpton, Hayward, Keenan Robinson, and Will Compton.
Retweet to welcome the newest member of #Redskins Nation, LB @DR3AM56, who signed his contract this morning! pic.twitter.com/DtVUKvrAJu— Washington Redskins (@Redskins) March 19, 2014
Akeem Jordan one-year Redskins deal, $920,000, $65,000 bonus, $855,000 salary— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) March 19, 2014
Akeem Jordan stats: 6-1, 230. Started 10 games for KC last yr, 67 tackles, 2 forced fumbles. Played six seasons for Eagles prior to that.— Mike Jones (@MikeJonesWaPo) March 19, 2014