Kevin Pierre-Louis' deal with Washington: 1 year, up to $3 million; cap hit of $2.95 million. $1.5 million in guaranteed money (the signing bonus).— John Keim (@john_keim) March 19, 2020
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.
Kevin Pierre-Louis gets a 1-year deal worth up to $3.45M with playtime incentives. https://t.co/iy6WTMerLd— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 17, 2020
Kevin Pierre-Louis playing at least 40 snaps in each of the last 4 weeks of 2019:— PFF WAS Redskins (@PFF_Redskins) March 17, 2020
Total Grade: 89.3
Pass Rush Grade: 86.9
Coverage Grade: 90.0