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A day after agreeing to terms with Jon Bostic, the Redskins have reportedly decided to add yet another player to the middle of their defense.

Kevin Pierre-Louis, a linebacker who played in 14 games for the Bears in 2019, intends to sign with Washington for one year, according to Ian Rapoport. The deal can be worth up to $3.45 million if Pierre-Louis reaches certain playing time incentives, Rapoport said. It'll become official on Wednesday.

The 28-year-old was a fourth-round pick by the Seahawks in 2014 after attending Boston College. He's had stints with them, the Chiefs and the Jets before linking up with the Bears, where he posted 27 tackles (two for loss) and an interception last season.

It's worth noting that he's been on injured reserve twice in his career, so staying healthy has been a problem for him as a pro.

Pierre-Louis joins a group of linebackers that includes Bostic, Shaun Dion Hamilton, Cole Holcomb and ex-Panther Jared Norris. As of now, he looks like more of a rotational option and special teams piece, though none of those players are exactly proven outside of Bostic.

In a video shot by Chicago a few months ago, Pierre-Louis discussed his journey to the league. He said that before eventually turning to football, he considered becoming a Marine. 

 

Pierre-Louis is the third reported new signing that Washington has made so far this week. He joins guard Wes Schweitzer and cornerback Kendall Fuller.

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