Akeem Jordan Gives Redskins More Depth At Linebacker

Posted on March 19, 2014 by Harvey Valentine

The Redskins announced March 18 that they had signed inside linebacker Akeem Jordan, an unrestricted free agent. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Jordan spent 2013 with the Kansas City Chiefs, starting 10 games after signing as an unrestricted free agent. He finished with 63 tackles and two forced fumbles.

Akeem Jordan

He also played on special teams for the Chiefs and looks to be another important addition to the revamping Redskins unit.

A native of Harrisonburg, Va., the 28-year-old Jordan is a seven-year NFL veteran. He's produced 247 tackles (202 solo), seven passes defended, two interceptions, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and a sack during 98 games.

He spent his first six seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles, where he signed as a college free agent in 2007 after playing collegiately at James Madison.

Jordan's best season came in 2009, when he started 10 games and finished with 71 tackles (60 solo), a sack, six passes defended and two interceptions.

In other free-agent news, the Redskins hosted Tennessee Titans free-agent wide receiver Kenny Britt March 17.

Britt has 157 receptions and 19 touchdowns during five seasons with the Titans. He's also been in a variety of off-field incidents involving the police during his time with the Titans.

He visited the New England Patriots March 17 as well. Britt met previously with the St. Louis Rams and is also reportedly being pursued by several other teams, including the Carolina Panthers and Seattle Seahawks.

Washington has already signed free-agent receiver Andre Roberts and re-signed Santana Moss. Wide receiver Josh Morgan, who spent the last two seasons with Washington, remains unsigned.

Offensive tackle Donald Penn, who visited the Redskins March 17, signed with the Oakland Raiders March 19. He spent the last seven years with Tampa Bay.

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