Aug 24, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Akeem Jordan (55) lines up against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first half at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

Chiefs Rumors: With Joe Mays Out, Is Akeem Jordan An Option?

Andy Reid confirmed Chiefs inside linebacker Joe Mays will miss a significant amount of time with a torn ligament in his wrist. Mays suffered the injury in the Chiefs preseason loss to the Panthers.

Here’s what Reid had to say:

 “I don’t think it’s a short period of time, fellas. I don’t know exactly how long it’s going to be.  He tore one of the [ligaments] there in his wrist so he had surgery to repair that and so that could be awhile. I would put it in the same category if not even a little longer than a broken bone. We’ve just got to see how that works out.”

That’s not a very positive outlook for Mays and leaves the Chiefs without a viable inside linebacker against the run. Frank Zombo has been getting some work in as an inside linebacker of late but whether or not the Chiefs trust him to make that transition quickly is something we don’t know.

One option the Chiefs may have is to re-acquire Akeem Jordan from Washington. Jordan does not look like he is going to be a fit with the team and there is speculation he could be cut by the time the team trims their roster to 53-men. Would the Chiefs make a preemptive move for him? Terez A. Paylor thinks that is a possibility.



Jordan was the starting inside linebacker next to Derrick Johnson last season, so he should be a good plug-and-play option for the Chiefs if they need to go that direction. Plus he could be had on the cheap if the Chiefs decided they needed to trade for him. Although I think there is a better chance the Chiefs could just sign him after he is cut as opposed to sending a draft pick to Washington.


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