The Washington Redskins have signed free agent inside linebacker Akeem Jordan. This move adds even more depth to the position, as the Redskins had already signed Darryl Sharpton and Adam Hayward. Jordan played for the Kansas City Chiefs last season, starting 10 games and recording 67 tackles for a good Chiefs defense in 2013.
It is expected that Darryl Sharpton will be starting at ILB alongside the re-signed Perry Riley. However, there will be plenty of competition from Jordan and Hayward, as they both have experience as starters as well. The Redskins also have third year linebacker Keenan Robinson in the mix, who has potential but hasn’t been able to stay healthy.
The Redskins will have much more playable depth at inside linebacker in 2014, and more tangible options a well if the starters happen to struggle. But there is something else that’s very important that the Redskins have done with these signings. And that’s add more talent to the special teams.
The Redskins had the worst special teams in the NFL last season, and they have used free agency to help change that. The signing of Akeem Jordan and the others seems to indicate that inside linebacker will not be a high priority for the Redskins in the upcoming NFL draft. As they will have multiple veterans at the position to choose from.