NEW YORK — The New York Jets have signed linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis to a two-year contract.
Pierre-Louis adds depth at inside linebacker and on special teams for the Jets, who announced the signing Friday.
The 26-year-old Pierre-Louis has 84 career tackles in parts of four seasons with Seattle and Kansas City.
He spent last season with the Chiefs after being acquired in a trade with the Seahawks for D.J. Alexander and had a career-high 41 tackles and two passes defenced in 14 regular-season games. He had six tackles in Kansas City’s playoff loss to Tennessee.
Pierre-Louis had a recent off-field issue. He was arrested and charged in January with misdemeanour possession of marijuana, THC and drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop in suburban Kansas City. The linebacker was also charged with driving without a valid license and failure to display a valid plate or current registration. He pleaded not guilty to all charges.
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Dennis Waszak Jr., The Associated Press