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Free Agent Linebacker Akeem Jordan Chooses Chiefs Over Bengals And Eagles

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Free agent linebacker Akeem Jordan spent Tuesday in Cincinnati before visiting with the Chiefs on Friday.


Free agent linebacker Akeem Jordan visited with the Cincinnati Bengals on Tuesday, as the team made a projected effort to find a special teams replacement after Dan Skuta's departure for San Francisco. Skuta led the team for the second time in three years with special teams tackles, generating 17 in 2012.

On Friday he made a stop in Kansas City.

He never left.

Initially reported Saturday night by Aaron Wilson with the Baltimore Sun, Jordan joined the Chiefs after agreeing to a one-year deal "with minimum salary benefits" and a $20,000 signing bonus.

The Philadelphia Eagles were also interested in bringing Jordan back, where he played the first six years of his NFL career.

Cincinnati is currently spinning the tires on free agent linebackers Karlos Dansby and James Harrison, but the interest is related to defense, not special teams. There's speculated reports that Harrison and the Bengals could be having talks this weekend with a possible deal being finalized by Monday.