Source: Washington signs CFL linebacker Willie Jefferson
Edmonton Eskimos and former Texans outside linebacker Willie Jefferson is joining the Washington Redskins on a reserve-future deal, according to a league source.
Since playing for the Texans in 2013, Jefferson has had a stint with the Buffalo Bills before being released and going to Canada. He's had 43 tackles, 10 sacks and three forced fumbles in two seasons for the Eskimos.
Jefferson began his career with the Texans as an undrafted free agent in 2013 before being released along with Sam Montgomery and Cierre Wood for violating team rules prior to a game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
The 6-foot-6, 245-pounder from Stephen F. Austin is a Beaumont native who was a second-team all-state selection as a senior.
Jefferson began his career at Baylor before being dismissed when he and teammate Josh Gordon were found asleep in Jefferson's car at a local Taco Bell with police discovering marijuana in the car. Jefferson transferred and was named Southland Conference Newcomer of the Year as he led the conference with 16 sacks.
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