Former Texans troublemaker Willie Jefferson lands in Washington

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During the 2013 season, outside linebacker Willie Jefferson was among a trio of players cut by the Texans for breaking team rules at a team hotel, reportedly by smoking pot. After that, Jefferson couldn’t find another NFL team willing to give him a shot.

But after two years in the Canadian Football League, Jefferson is back in the NFL, as Washington signed Jefferson to a contract today.

Jefferson played well over the last two years, recording 10 sacks for the Edmonton Eskimos. He’s a talented pass rusher and probably has a better chance of making Washington’s 53-man roster than most players picked up at this time of year.

At least he does if he can stay out of trouble. Jefferson was arrested for marijuana possession during his time at Baylor after he was found passed out in the driver’s seat of his car at a Taco Bell drive-through. His Baylor teammate Josh Gordon was a passenger in his car and was arrested with him. Jefferson was later kicked off the team at Baylor.

Perhaps two years of exile in the CFL was enough to give Jefferson a wake-up call. If so, Washington may benefit with a talented young pass rusher on the roster.

22 responses to “Former Texans troublemaker Willie Jefferson lands in Washington

  1. Somehow this will be a Patriots issue. What say you in Indy? Ask your donkey/wife. He/she should have some great “thoughts”

  2. He still has college football eligibility? Or is your unprofessionally incomplete headline due to some childish refusal to use the team’s actual nickname – REDSKINS?

  3. If Willie Jefferson can get his act together the REDSKINS could have another pretty good pass rusher to go Preston Smith and Junior Galette.

  4. The NFL should just remove marijuana from it’s banned substance list. So many talented athletes lose their chance at success just for their casual use of this miracle weed that Mother Earth gave us to enjoy in it’s natural state.

  5. the goody two shoes Texans signed that guy?? they cut him with the Notre Dame RB and the DE from LSU Montgomery. must not have been Texan worthy lol!!!!!

  6. Troublemaker…ouch. Kinda a bad thing when that’s your call sign.

    ‘negative troublemaker, the pattern is full..’

  7. The CFL(Canadian Foreign Legion) seems to take in every lawbreaking player that has been exiled from the NFL. Johnny Manziel should join up as ask they don’t ask questions about your past and allow you to party and smoke up as much as you want.

  8. The line “after he was found passed out in the driver’s seat of his car at a Taco Bell drive-through” stands on it’s own.

  9. I agree with other poster who said NFL should take pot off banned substance list. & I’m a nerd who never even tried the stuff. But everyone e knows it doesn’t improve athletic performance.

  10. skins1970 says:
    Jan 14, 2016 9:55 PM
    If Willie Jefferson can get his act together the REDSKINS could have another pretty good pass rusher to go Preston Smith and Junior Galette.

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    They have another decent one too… What’s his name… Brian Sherrigan?

  11. skins1970 says:
    Jan 14, 2016 9:55 PM

    If Willie Jefferson can get his act together the REDSKINS could have another pretty good pass rusher to go Preston Smith and Junior Galette.
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    Forget Ryan Kerrigan much? I’d rather have two of him than Gallette and Jefferson put together.

  12. That drunk running the personal decisions in DC has decided to sign every woman beater and drug dealer that is spat out of the bottom of the NFL.

  13. countmahdrof says:
    Jan 14, 2016 9:29 PM
    He still has college football eligibility? Or is your unprofessionally incomplete headline due to some childish refusal to use the team’s actual nickname – REDSKINS?
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    WELL SAID, HTT REDSKINS

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