Redskins Sign Akeem Jordan

8:40am: It’s a one-year contract for Jordan, tweets Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun.

8:12am: The Redskins have signed free agent linebacker Akeem Jordan to a contract, the team announced today (via Twitter). The ex-Chief had been visiting with the Redskins yesterday.

Jordan, who spent his first six seasons with the Eagles, joined the Chiefs for 2013 and matched his career-high with 10 starts. Appearing in 483 defensive snaps, Jordan excelled against the run, recording 67 tackles and forcing a pair of fumbles, while ranking as the 11th-best inside linebacker out of 55 qualified players, according to Pro Football Focus (subscription required).

Jordan will help solidify a Washington linebacking corps that is losing London Fletcher to retirement but retained Perry Riley and added Darryl Sharpton and Adam Hayward. Jordan also figures to contribute on special teams, having logged six tackles on punt and kick coverage last season. Prior to signing with the Redskins, the 28-year-old met with the Titans and was said to be drawing interest from a half dozen teams.

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