Gruden officially names Keenan Robinson starting Mike linebacker

When the Washington Redskins drafted linebacker Keenan Robinson in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft they did so with the intention of him being the potential successor to the aging London Fletcher at Mike linebacker. But, a torn pectoral muscle in both 2012 and 2013 derailed his development. So when Fletcher retired following the 2013 season, there was growing concern over...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 5: Washington Redskins training camp battles

Can you believe it? Training camp is actually here. It’s time for us to pull out our jerseys, study the roster and bask in the glory of football. It doesn’t matter if it’s just guys in shorts running around playing catch. It’s still football. So, with that in mind, here are the top-five position battles you need to keep your eye on these next few weeks: 5 – Kicker: Kai...
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July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Camp Preview: Who’s replacing London Fletcher?

For the linebackers, this training camp will be about one thing: replacing London Fletcher Brian Orakpo, Ryan Kerrigan and Perry Riley are all pretty much locked into their positions, barring injury, but the Redskins are set for a pretty serious competition for Fletcher’s old spot at middle linebacker. Right now, one day before training camp gets going, Keenan Robinson looks to...
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July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins Rumors: State of the Redskins

As the 2014 season approaches, it seems it can't come fast enough for Redskins fans who desperately want to forget 2013. In addition, this off season appears to have added much promise in the belief that 2013 will not be duplicated in Washington.This off season included resigning S Brandon Meriweather and CB D'Angelo Hall, as well as bringing in some new faces in CB Tracy...
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April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

The battle for inside linebacker: Johnson vs. Mays

With Akeem Jordan’s recent departure to the Washington Redskins, the Kansas City Chiefs have a hole to fill alongside Pro Bowl inside linebacker, Derrick Johnson. So which contender is the favorite to take the position for the 2014 season? In the red corner, we have the returning Chief, Nico Johnson. Johnson was a fourth-round pick from Alabama in the 2013 draft. He got plenty...
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April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins signed LB Akeem Jordan

The Washington Redskins announced today that they’ve signed former Chiefs linebacker Akeem Jordan. Retweet to welcome the newest member of #Redskins Nation, LB @DR3AM56, who signed his contract this morning! pic.twitter.com/DtVUKvrAJu — Washington Redskins (@Redskins) March 19, 2014 Jordan had 67 tackles and 2 forced fumbles in 2013. var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins sign Akeem Jordan

The Washington Redskins signed free-agent linebacker Akeem Jordan on Wednesday. The team made the announcement via its Twitter account but didn't disclose contract terms. Jordan, 28, joined the Kansas City Chiefs last year as a free agent after six seasons playing for coach Andy Reid with the Philadelphia Eagles. He started 10 games at inside linebacker last season and was...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins sign LB Akeem Jordan

After taking a few days off from free agency to catch their breath, the Washington Redskins dived back into the pool today, signing ILB Akeem Jordan, a free agent who has spent his entire pro career playing for Andy Reid. Retweet to welcome the newest member of #Redskins Nation, LB @DR3AM56, who signed his contract this morning! pic.twitter.com/DtVUKvrAJu — Washington Redskins...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins sign another linebacker, add Akeem Jordan to the mix

The Redskins have continued their frugal ways in free agency and keep signing lesser known players to stockpile talent and bodies for this season. Today the Redskins signed former Chiefs linebacker Akeem Jordan. Jordan has only played for Andy Reid (in both Philadelphia and Kansas City), but will add depth and a special teams presence. He will add to the middle linebacker competition...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Redskins Sign LB Akeem Jordan

  The Washington Redskins announced the signing of LB Akeem Jordan on Wednesday. Retweet to welcome the newest member of #Redskins Nation, LB @DR3AM56, who signed his contract this morning! pic.twitter.com/DtVUKvrAJu — Washington Redskins (@Redskins) March 19, 2014 Jordan, 28, signed a one-year contract with the Chiefs last April. He appeared in all 16 games last season and...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas City Chiefs: Free Agency 3/18

Here’s all the news and notes from the Kansas City Chiefs relating to free agency on March 18.   Frank Zombo signed a 2-year deal worth $1.6 million with the #Chiefs. Received a $100k bonus which means KC can cut him w/o big cap penalty. — Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) March 18, 2014 With the Walker and Zombo signings, the #Chiefs now have $5.22 million in cap space. — Terez...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans Free Agency: Plenty of Value Left

The free agency period did not start the way Houston Texans onlookers expected and now the wait period for the organization to produce some signings is taking longer than expected. The Texans were not going to be big players in the first wave of the free agency period and the early contracts passed out by NFL teams proved that. Now the second and third tier free agents are slowly...
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Redskins & ILB Akeem Jordan Have “Mutual Interest”

  Chris Russell of ESPN 980 Washington reports the Redskins and free agent ILB Akeem Jordan have “mutual interest.” Jordan reportedly has a visit lined up with Titans on Friday. Jordan, 28, signed a one-year contract with the Chiefs last April. He appeared in all 16 games last season and totaled 67 tackles and two forced fumbles for the Chiefs. Pro Football Focus gave...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Chiefs Will Be Fine In Spite of F/A Losses

Last season in free agency, the Kansas City Chiefs were active...very active. In 2013, new General Manager John Dorsey opened the checkbook and signed the likes of Sean Smith, Akeem Jordan, Chase Daniel, Geoff Schwartz, Anthony Fasano, Frank Zombo, and Donnie Avery. This season the Chiefs appear to be taking a wait-and-see approach to free agency as several teams, including division...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

What’s next for the Kansas City Chiefs?

You made it through day one of NFL Free Agency! Now what? First, a quick update on the Chiefs free agents: OFFENSE: WR Dexter McCluster – Agreed to 3-year, $12 million deal with the Tennessee Titans. WR Kyle Williams – Drawing interest from (at least) five teams. OT Branden Albert – Agreed to 5-year, $46 million deal with the Miami Dolphins. OG Geoff Schwartz – Agreed to...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Jets Free Agency Primer (Linebackers)

With approximately $30-40 million in cap space, the New York Jets are pegged to be players when the new league year begins on March 3rd, 2014. Today, we look at free agent Linebackers. Check out our look at Defensive Linemen from last week here. While the Jets defensive line received all the attention this season, the Jets linebackers put together a solid season that contributed...
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February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Comparing the Chiefs’ value to the Seahawks

The Seattle Seahawks accomplished what nobody else in the NFL could all season – they shut down one of, if not the, most productive offenses in NFL history. The Broncos were frazzled. Peyton was off of his spot. The Seahawks’ defense was flying to the ball. But what’s being overlooked in all of this is the fact that the Seahawks offense did their part and scored off of each...
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February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Chiefs have some tough decisions ahead regarding their exposed defense

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Chiefs coach Andy Reid made it clear at his season-ending press conference that the work geared toward the 2014 season starts now. Phase one, he said, was evaluating his players' performances from 2013. Perhaps the most critical part of Reid's evaluations will be figuring out what went wrong with the team's defense -- a unit that carried the team through...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas City Chiefs: 2013 Week 9 NFL Power Rankings (#8)

Last week: 6 (-2) Record: 8-0 The Chiefs are 8-0, but they haven’t beaten a team ranked higher than 12th on this list and 5 of their 8 wins have come against bottom-10 teams. On top of that, 5 of their wins have come by 10 points or less. They are overrated and could easily lose this week in Buffalo, where two other top-15 teams (Baltimore, Carolina) have lost and two other top...
Via The Football Fan Spot
October 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Meet Akeem Jordan, the unsung member of the Chiefs' Fab Four LB corps

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. "It really...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
October 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Chiefs players know Giants are a desperate, dangerous bunch

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- All week, Chiefs players have heard the mantra from their coaching staff: Do not take the New York Giants lightly just because they are 0-3. Consider the message received. "We know they're dangerous," nose tackle Dontari Poe said. "We know they're desperate for a win," chimed in linebacker Akeem Jordan. "We know they're...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
September 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Chiefs vow to remain pen pals all through the summer

KANSAS CITY, Mo. And then, just like that, it was over. The Kansas City Chiefs packed up their things Thursday, signed one another's playbooks, and traded tearful hugs. They vowed to write every week, even the slow ones. Andy Reid had somebody pump "(I've Had) The Time Of My Life" over those ginormous loudspeakers outside the University of Kansas Hospital Training...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
June 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Chiefs sign veteran linebacker Jordan

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. Jordan...
Via Fox Sports
April 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Bengals & Eagles Both Interested In LB Akeem Jordan

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...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
April 09, 2013  |  Discuss

The Eagles should draft Jarvis Jones with the 4th pick

At 6’3″ 240lbs, Jarvis Jones is the best linebacker in the country hands down. In fact, he might be the best defensive player in the country. With the 4th pick in this years draft, the Eagles should give strong consideration to drafting Jones, who would undoubtedly make an impact from day one. If the speculation that the Eagles are going to hire Todd Grantham and move to a 3...
Via The Broad Street Journal
January 19, 2013  |  Discuss
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