Redskins Free Agent Blog: Akeem Jordan joins Skins

Day 9: (03/19/14)

Washington continued to bolster their linebacker/special teams core with the signing of linebacker Akeem Jordan today. Jordan played last season with the Kansas City Chiefs recording 67 combined tackles and two forced fumbles. Before playing with Kansas City, Jordan spent his first six seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Redskins have now signed four linebackers in the free agency period: Perry Riley, Adam Hayward, Daryl Sharpton, and Akeem Jordan. The details of Jordan's contract have not been released.

Day 8: (03/18/14)

Update: (8:05)- According to a tweet from NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, offensive tackle Donald Penn will sign with the Oakland Raider. Penn visited Washington this past weekend and was in contract talks with the Redskins.

With contract talks on going with ex-Steeler safety Ryan Clark the Redskins have re-signed safety Brandon Meriweather to a one year deal. Meriweather has played the last two seasons with Washington. Meriweather has had problems staying on the field, only playing 14 games the past two seasons with the Redskins. Meriweather finished the 2013 season with 69 total tackles and two interceptions.

Day 6: (03/16/14)

After a flurry of moves to start the free agency period the Redskins had a relatively quiet weekend with no signings. Despite no signings, the Redskins hosted former Tampa Bay offensive tackle Donald Penn today.

Penn has ties with Washington's coaching staff. Penn played in Tampa Bay under Jay Gruden and Raheem Morris. Washington's General Manager Bruce Allen and Personal Executive Doug Williams were also in Tampa Bay the same time as Penn.

Day 4: (03/14/14)

Update: (8:50 p.m.)- According to CBS's Jason La Canfora, former Tampa Bay Buccaneer offensive tackle Donald Penn, 30, will be visiting the Redskins this weekend and the two parties are already in contract negotiations. Penn having played all six of his seasons with the Buccaneers has never missed a game.

Update: (7:11 p.m.)- Former Seattle Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner was expected to visit with the Redskins today, but that never transpired. According to ESPN reporter Josina Anderson, Browner has signed a 3 year deal with the New England Patriots.

The Redskins made the Jason Hatcher, 31, signing official today, as well as agreeing to terms with cornerback Tracy Porter, 27, and defensive lineman Clifton Geathers, 26. The Redskins also signed linebacker Daryl Sharpton, 26.

Hatcher is coming off his best season, recording 11 sacks and two forced fumbles, but will be turning 32 before the start of the season. Porter will be with his fourth different team in four years after he recorded two interceptions as an Oakland Raider last season. Porter is most remembered for his play as New Orleans Saint when they won the Super Bowl in 2010.

Sharpton played his first four season with the Houston Texans. Sharpton is coming off his most productive season in the league with 84 combined tackles and one forced fumble. Geathers brings size to the Redskin's defensive line, standing in at 6'8 and weighing 340 pounds. Geathers played sparingly for the Philadelphia Eagles last season.

The Redskins released center Will Montgomery today, the move will save the Redskins $1.93 million in cap space. According to ESPN's John Keim, former Seattle Seahawks corners Walter Thurmond and Brandon Browner are visiting today. Former Houston Texan's tight end Owen Daniels is also visiting today.

Redskins signings today:

- Jason Hatcher (DT/DE)- 4 yrs/ $27 million

- Daryl Sharpton (LB)- 1 yr/ $ 2 million

Day 3: (03/13/14)

The Redskins make a big splash today agreeing to terms with former Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Jason Hatcher, 31, to a 4 year deal worth $27 million. Hatcher, who will turn 32 before the start of the season, played eight seasons with the Cowboys. Hatcher's is coming off his most productive season of his career, recording 11 sacks and two forced fumbles, playing as a 3-technique defensive tackle in the 4-3. Hatcher will make the transition back to a 3-4 defensive lineman with the Redskins. Hatcher played in a 3-4 his first seven season with the Cowboys.

Another former Cowboys defensive player, Anthony Spencer, made a visit to Redskins Park today. Spencer is coming reconstructive knee surgery after playing in only one game last season. Ex- Steeler safety Ryan Clark also visited today.

Day 2: (03/12/14)

Update: (10:28 p.m.) Corey Graham has signed a 4 year deal worth $16 million with the Buffalo Bills.

Update:(9:15 p.m.) Due to travel difficulties Ryan Clark and the Redskins were unable to meet today. They are however expected to meet tomorrow, according to a tweet from Mike Jones of The Washington Post, Clark's agent Joel Turner was adamant that Clark had interest in visiting with the Redskins.

The Redskins have singed offensive tackle Bruce Campbell to a one year deal today. Campbell played college ball for the Maryland Terrapins and was drafted in the 4th round of the 2010 draft by the Oakland Raiders. Campbell did not play last season after being waived/injured by the Carolina Panthers last August.

Today the Washington hosted cornerback Corey Graham, 28, and defensive end Antonio Smith, 32. Graham has played for the Baltimore Ravens the past two seasons. Smith has played the last five seasons with the Houston Texans.

Redskins signings today:

- Bruce Campbell (OT)- 1 yr deal

Day 1: (03/11/14)

The Washington Redskins didn't wait long to make moves to bolster their wide receiver and linebacker depth, resigning linebacker Perry Riley to a 3 year deal worth $13 million, $4.25 guaranteed, and signing wide receiver Andre Roberts to a 4 year deal worth $16 million.

Riley, 25, who has played the last four seasons with the Redskins, led the team in tackles last season with 115.

Roberts, 26, has played the last four years with the Arizona Cardinals. In 2012, Roberts had his best season as a pro, catching 64 catches for 759 yards and 5 touchdowns.

The Redskins also signed offensive guard Shawn Lauavo, 26, to a 4 year deal worth $17 million. Lauavo previously started 44 games in 4 seasons with the Cleveland Browns

The Redskins resigned wide receiver Santana Moss, 34, to a one year deal. Washington also addressed their special teams unit by signing linebacker Adam Hayward.

Defensive lineman Antonio Smith and corner Corey Graham are expected to visit with the Redskins in the coming days.

Here is a list of the Redskins signings:

- Perry Riley (LB): 3 yrs/$13 million

- Andre Roberts (WR): 4 yrs/ $16 million

- Santana Moss (WR): 1 yr deal

- Shawn Lauvao (OG): 4 yrs/ $17 million

- Adam Hayward (LB): 3 yr deal


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