KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- In some ways, Akeem Jordan is the Ringo Starr of the Chiefs' linebacking group.
Jordan, an inside linebacker, goes unnoticed for the most part, simply keeping the beat as the rest of the band -- Justin Houston, Derrick Johnson and Tamba Hali -- rack up sacks and bask in the media spotlight.
It's an unsung role Jordan doesn't mind.
The Kansas City Chiefs have signed veteran Akeem Jordan to provide depth and push for playing time alongside middle linebacker Derrick Johnson.
The team announced the move in a statement Monday.
Jordan has appeared in 82 games with 34 starts in six seasons for the Philadelphia Eagles, where current Chiefs coach Andy Reid had been in charge until he was fired this offseason.
Aaron Wilson reports that the Eagles have extended free agent LB Akeem Jordan a contract offer to re-sign with them.
Wilson adds that Jordan reportedly has interest from “multiple teams.“
Jordan is currently visiting the Bengals and talks between the two sides are believed to be going well.
The Bengals could probably offer him more playing time than the Eagles, but it sounds...
Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Akeem Jordan will miss his second straight game with a hamstring injury. The Eagles made the starting linebacker one of seven inactive players before Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Eagles also made quarterback Trent Edwards, wide receiver Riley Cooper, running back Chris Polk, defensive end Vinny Curry and offensive linemen...
Via AP on Fox
October 07, 2012
While most of the Philadelphia Eagles’ players
who entered the week banged up will be able to suit up today against the
Pittsburgh Steelers, linebacker Akeem Jordan has been ruled out.
Jordan is dealing with a hamstring injury and
will be replaced in the Eagles’ lineup by Jamar Chaney.
Defensive tackle Derek Landri, safety Colt
Anderson and offensive...
Earlier this week the Philadelphia Eagles named Akeem Jordan the starting "Will" or weakside linebacker. Jordan had not been getting much attention from the media throughout the position battle, but he must have gotten the attention of the coaching staff. Akeem was in competition with Brian Rolle for the position. Brian Rolle is a second year linebacker out of Ohio...
Andy Reid talks about Akeem Jordan's concussion, Vick's "good decisions," and the overall awesomeness of the Eagles Sunday.
The Eagles spent their day off giving back in the community. RB Ronnie Brown took an anti-bullying message to kids at South Philly High and Swoop, LB Akeem Jordan, P Cahs Henry and CB Nnamdi Asomugha got dressed up as they met kids at Children's Hospital.Photo Credit: NBCPhiladelphia.com