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Redskins 2020 Free Agency: Washington signs Bears LB Kevin Pierre-Louis

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The Redskins get a new LB

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Officially Official:

Contract details:

The Redskins were in the market for linebackers and they found one on the second day of the legal tampering period. Washington is signing former Bears/Jets/Chiefs/Seahawks LB Kevin Pierre-Louis. He was a 4th round pick by the Seahawks in 2014. The deal is for 1 year and is worth up to $3.45 with playtime incentives.

Kevin Pierre-Louis(6’, 230lbs) had his most productive season in the NFL last year. He played in 14 games, starting 3 of them. He recorded 37 tackles, with 3 passes defended, and 1 interception.

The Redskins are switching their defense to a 4-3 this year under Head Coach Ron Rivera and Defensive Coordinator Jack Del Rio. They have several holdover LBs who will be competing for a starting spot this year. Rivera has spoken very highly about last year’s rookie standout Cole Holcomb, and he looks like he will have a spot in the starting lineup. The team also re-signed Jon Bostic for 2 years, has Shaun Dion Hamilton, and Reuben Foster is watching from the recovery sidelines after his devastating knee injury last year.

Kevin Pierre-Louis looks like a depth signing who could start if needed at this point. He also played the 3rd-most special teams snaps for the Bears last year.