Redskins sign inside linebacker Akeem Jordan

Redskins sign inside linebacker Akeem Jordan
March 19, 2014, 9:45 am
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The Redskins signed free agent linebacker Akeem Jordan on Wednesday morning, the team announced.

Jordan started 10 games as for the Chiefs last season, notching 67 tackles and two forced fumbles, after spending the previous six seasons in Philadelphia. The 28-year-old lined up primarily at left inside linebacker in Kansas City's 3-4 scheme.

In recent days, the Redskins have bolstered their corps of inside linebackers. The team re-signed Perry Riley and added Jordan, Darryl Sharpton and Adam Hayward. All four also contributed to their respective club’s special teams units last season.

Jordan, in fact, notched four special teams tackles with the Chiefs in 2013 and earned a high grade from ProFootballFocus.com for his performance.

It’s unclear how the Redskins intend to use Jordan, though it’s possible the starters will be Riley and Sharpton, while the backups will be Jordan and Hayward. It’s also possible that Sharpton, Jordan, Hayward and Keenan Robinson (injured last season) will battle it out for the other starting spot alongside Riley. Either way, the Redskins will end up with backups who possess some starting experience (Sharpton started eight games for the Texans last season, while Hayward started two for the Bucs).

Before the addition of Jordan, the Redskins had $7.45 million in cap space remaining, according to the NFLPA.