The Washington Redskins have re-signed promising inside linebacker Perry Riley, but they are still in the market for a starting ILB next to him on the team’s 3-4 defense. A player to watch for closely is former Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Akeem Jordan, as the Nashville Tennessean’s Jim Wyatt reports that the Redskins have interest in him. In fact, they are “hoping” to bring him in for a visit if he doesn’t sign with the Tennessee Titans, as the Titans will host the 28-year-old James Madison product tomorrow.
Jordan is a fairly average starting linebacker in this league, as he doesn’t make much of an impact in coverage. But he’s also a very solid run-stuffer who recorded 67 tackles last season in his only season with the Chiefs after spending the previous six seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles. He makes more sense for the Titans than Redskins, as the Titans need linebacker help even more than the Redskins do.
He still would be a decent add for the Redskins, who have prioritized adding cheaper veterans this offseason, as they signed Tracy Porter at cornerback instead of going for a more touted defensive back. Jordan shows good instincts, and he is an affordable player who can be relied on as a starter.
Now that the Redskins have signed Daryl Sharpton, it looks like the Titans will likely land Jordan.