Aug 20, 2012; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots running back Shane Vereen (34) carries the ball against Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Akeem Jordan (56) during the second half at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

Chiefs Meeting Former Eagles Linebacker Akeem Jordan Today


According to Aaron Wilson of Scout.com, the Kansas City Chiefs will meet with former Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Akeem Jordan today.

Earlier this morning, we told you KC is also planing to meet with former Carolina Panthers safety Sherrod Martin. Looks like Friday is free agency day at Arrowhead.

From Wilson:

Former Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Akeem Jordan is visiting the Kansas City Chiefs today, according to a league source.

The veteran free agent also visited the Cincinnati Bengals this week.

Jordan has offers from the Eagles to potentially return. He has also been asked to visit other NFL teams.

In six NFL seasons, the former James Madison standout has recorded 262 tackles, one sack, two interceptions, two forced fumbles and seven pass deflections.

He started seven games last season for the Eagles, playing in 14, and had 44 tackles and two forced fumbles.

Jordan played 343 snaps for the Eagles last season, mostly at WLB. Pro Football Focus graded him as a -1.7 on the season. In 2011, he also played a reserve role and grade out at +3.4. His best season was in 2010 when he played over 500 snaps and graded out at +5.0.

Jordan looks like a reserve backer the Chiefs could likely bring in to compete for a starting role. The Chiefs have a need at ILB and while Jordan might not fill the hole left by Jovan Belcher, he could at least bring some depth to the position.

Do you think the Chiefs have added enough depth this offseason?

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  • Mortis5150

    That’s great we are getting all of this depth in damn near every position but the offensive line! We need depth at center, both guards and both tackles!!!! No O’line no success!!!! Obviously we are going O’line in draft right?

    • redchiefs

      I’m noticing that too. The O line does need help, the QBs last year got hit a lot.

    • micah stephenson

      We need more depth at QB. If Chase went to any school outside of MO or KS the fans wudnt like him. He went undrafted and has completed 7 passes.

      • kmon

        U cant knock him for only having 7 completions, look who he was a backup for, he never got an opportunity. but when he has played he’s been efficient even if it is for the preseason or 7 completions

      • http://powellbailbonds.weebly.com/ big chief

        That’s true. Just look at his games against a great OU defense. They made him look really bad in a few games. Against poor to average defenses though he was great. Kind of like Geno Smith.

        • William Campbell

          Kinda like? Think you mean exactly like

        • micah stephenson

          Wow! Yall funny. Geno cud go pick 1,2, or 3 & Chase went undrafted. There is a HUGE difference in that alone!

      • dominicscarlatti

        Not sure about your comment about Chase, Micah. After all, many are still in love with Stanzi, The Invisible Man, and Trick-Shot Tanney, fer chrissakes!

        • micah stephenson

          Wooooow! Didnt Stanzi look worse than Cassel against back ups? I dont see the potential in Stanzi or Tricked ya it took 1000 shots to make this video Tanny.

        • micah stephenson

          If anybody likes Chase they prolly showing him favortism cus he went to MU. If he went to Socal or even Mia they wud b pissed about signing Chase.

    • Troy Utt

      I believe a couple of things may be in need of falling in place in order for moves to be made on the line… Pending the Albert trade being one, but with KC only having right about $4mil in cap space I would bet we have to make some contract restructures. As they will need on avg $7mil to sign the rookie draft class, not to mention if by some chance they would make a play on Clady, or Smith to fill the holes on the line. I would not scoff at taking a look at LB Dansby if the $$ were in line, and help to free up our draft selections!

  • ArrowFan

    He is a DJ back up at best

  • Derek

    so another Jordan we’re looking at putting on this team? lol

  • kmon

    We need depth at the O-line, the d-line, and Lb if we attend those in the draft then we’ll be set

  • micah stephenson

    Aint he a lil small for a 3-4 LB?

    • Darkwolf1414

      He’s roughly the same size as Jovan was.

      • micah stephenson

        I think he might b around 230. I hope he closer to 250lbs.

  • Jim Harper

    It is impossible to address every position with solid depth in one season. Personally I think R&D are doing an excellent job and can’t wait to see the finished product.

  • PunjabiPete

    I’m wondering how much more we can do in FA and still get our draft picks signed? I thought we were looking at 4.1 million in cap room and that seems like an awfully small number to still be playing around in FA… I guess I don’t totally understand how that works so if someone could point me to a resource to look that up that would be good too…

    I like hearing Chiefs news though, so much better than previous years where we did nothing and watched other teams move on to greatness… I think I am coming around to the realization that we are going to take a tackle first, though I wish we could make BA feel more secure in his job… you don’t want a left tackle protecting your starting QB who is wondering if he is going to have a job the next year… just my 2 cents.

    *Obligatory “Go Chiefs” Statement here

    • William Campbell

      Actually it puts him in a position to put up or shut up.. his pay next year will depend on his play this year.. if he wants top 5 money he will have to have top 5 play.. competition never hurt anyone

      • Darkwolf1414

        Albert HAS put up. He gives up fewer sacks than most other LTs. His only knock last year was his back spasms.

        • dominicscarlatti

          He’s developed into an excellent pass-protector, but he did miss a lot of games down the stretch last season. Even if Dorsey is willing to accept only a 2nd in this draft, I’m not sure he can trade BA, as there are a lot of good OT prospects in this draft, not to mention guys like Andre Smith still floating around in FA.

  • chiefridgy

    It seems like the Chiefs are now talking to free agents whose heads were maybe a little too big in the beginning of free agency and now that the swelling has gone down they are bringing them in for workouts.

  • Stacy D. Smith

    He’ll be solid depth. I don’t think Siler will be back with the team so the Chiefs needed another body there.

    • Derek

      siler was pathetic….but the depth that seems to be missing here is SS. is there anyone at all behind lewis (who himself is only servicable).?

      • Stacy D. Smith

        Kendrick Lewis is a Free Safety.
        There’s pretty solid depth there. Husain Abdullah can play there. It’s also possible that Dunta Robinson maybe converted to Free Safety.

        • Derek

          oh then wait, who is SS?

          • Stacy D. Smith

            Berry.

        • dominicscarlatti

          Yup. Anyone know what the status of DeQuan Menzie is?

  • NathanaelL

    Depth its not depth when there is no one there! We have no starter!

  • Jamie Denton

    would like to see some depth at the LB position I know they just signed someone today, but what about someone like Carlos Dansby? is he still available? he would be a solid pickup and probably affordable as well at this point! Also need someone whether via draft or free agency at OLB because if we are going to be a blitz defense someone is going to have to fill in on sub packages and special blitz packages! Last year you could see Tamba’s motor slowing late in the game, but to his defense our defense as a whole was on the field WAY TO MUCH LAST YEAR!! As always just my opinion!

  • Larry Devore

    didn’t kc go thru this with getting former patriot players. think outside the box and don’t get retreads