Chiefs Add Another Linebacker

The Kansas City Chiefs added a second free agent linebacker in a week, this time inking Akeem Jordan, the team confirmed Monday. They had signed free agent Zac Diles on Friday.AkeemJordan

Jordan, the former undrafted free agent out of Division I-AA James Madison, had spent his entire six-year career with Andy Reid and the Philadelphia Eagles. During his time with the Eagles, the linebacker started 34 of 82 games and racked up 184 tackles.

His best season in Philadelphia came in 2009 when he appeared in 12 games (10 starts) and had 71 tackles, six passes defensed, two interceptions and his only career sack. Jordan also played in five playoff games for Reid.

With Tamba Hali and Justin Houston locked in on the outside, Jordan will be competing for a spot behind them both on the depth chart, a spot filled last year by the released Andy Studebaker. Another veteran free agent, Frank Zombo, will be vying for the same role.

Having such a long relationship with Reid, Jordan should have a leg up on Zombo or anyone else fighting for one of those final spots at linebacker.

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