Reports surfaced earlier this week that free agent linebacker Akeem Jordan, who has spent his entire six-year career with the Philadelphia Eagles, spent time in Cincinnati visiting with the team. Considering there's interest from multiple teams, including the Philadelphia Eagles, Jordan departed without signing a contract, presumably to negotiate for the best deal.
According to Aaron Wilson with the Baltimore Sun and Scout.com, Akeem is visiting with the Kansas City Chiefs on Friday. Joel Thorman with Arrowhead Pride identifies linebacker as one of the biggest needs on the team (save for offensive tackle) while the Eagles have reportedly offered Jordan a contract, writes Bleeding Green Nation:
Jordan is one of those sneaky, bottom-of-the-roster guys that has been here a lot longer than most fans realize. He is entering his 7th season and has played his entire career in Philadelphia after going undrafted in 2007 out of James Madison. Throughout his time with the team, Jordan has been a sort of utility player, starting at all three linebacker positions and making his bones as a more than solid special teamer. He is an underdog in the true sense of the NFL. He is a bit undersized at 6'1" and 230-pounds, came of out of a small school and really has been behind a revolving door at his position. Still, he has stuck around and made himself a decent career, considering the average NFL career is three years.
Cincinnati has shifted from passive during free agency to active, recently hosting other linebackers like Karlos Dansby and James Harrison.