NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport is reporting that the Washington Redskins plan to sign Kevin Pierre-Louis to a one year contract worth up to $3.45 million with incentives.
Pierre-Louis opened some eyes when he received extended playing time on defense for the Chicago Bears at inside linebacker late in the 2019 season. In the final four games last year he had 28 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, an interception, and 2 quarterback hits as he showed a nice bend off the edge as a pass rusher.
The Bears have now lost both reserve inside backers, so they’ll either need Joel Iyiegbuniwe or Josh Woods to step up, or ILB suddenly becomes a bigger free agency or draft need.
Earlier today the Detroit Lions plucked away their second Bear in as many days, as they are reported to have agreed to a 3-year deal with backup quarterback Chase Daniel worth $13.05 million.
Daniel helped the Bears beat the Lions on Thanksgiving day in the 2018 season, but now he’ll serve as a veteran insurance for Matthew Stafford who missed 8 games a year ago with a back injury.