Monday, March 22, 2010

Eagles' Jordan signs tender

Eagles linebacker Akeem Jordan has signed hos one-year tender with the team.  

The 24-year-old Jordan set a career high with 82 tackles in 2009 despite only playing in 12 games (ten starts). He also notched his first career sack and became the first Eagles linebacker to post two interceptions in a season since Ike Reese did so in 2004. 

Originally a rookie free agent signing of the Eagles in 2007, Jordan has totaled 154 tackles, two interceptions and one sack in 37 career games (17 starts). Also a valuable contributor on special teams, Jordan has amassed a team-leading 55 career special teams tackles since entering the league.

A product out of Division I-AA James Madison University, Jordan played four years at JMU and earned first-team All-America honors as a senior. In 2007, he became one of five former JMU players to start a game in the NFL, joining Macey Brooks, Gary Clark, Charles Haley and Ed Perry.

The Harrisonburg, VA, native attended Harrisonburg High School, where he helped lead his team to a state title as a junior. 

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