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Former Texans troublemaker Willie Jefferson lands in Washington

ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 29:  Joseph Randle #35 of the Dallas Cowboys is tackled by  Willie Jefferson #63 of the Houston Texans during a preseason game at AT&T Stadium on August 29, 2013 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) Getty Images

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.

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22 Responses to “Former Texans troublemaker Willie Jefferson lands in Washington”
  1. opposedtoinbreeders says: Jan 14, 2016 9:19 PM

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

  2. 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?

  3. noteamforlosangeles says: Jan 14, 2016 9:30 PM

    He’s certainly an upgrade over that injury-prone loser Galette.

  4. boycord says: Jan 14, 2016 9:40 PM

    Dallas North.

  5. opposedtoinbreeders says: Jan 14, 2016 9:45 PM

    Once the Texans draft a legit QB, everything will change. No more excuses

  6. 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.

  7. 4sacroc says: Jan 14, 2016 10:39 PM

    Dexter Manley can be his role model.

  8. trozenfundra says: Jan 14, 2016 10:46 PM

    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.

  9. damcmp says: Jan 14, 2016 11:06 PM

    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!!!!!

  10. ariani1985 says: Jan 15, 2016 12:48 AM

    Will Drew get an explanation?

  11. DugoutDirtbag says: Jan 15, 2016 5:20 AM

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

    ‘negative troublemaker, the pattern is full..’

  12. rugolin says: Jan 15, 2016 6:35 AM

    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.

  13. newsletterczar says: Jan 15, 2016 7:24 AM

    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.

  14. buckstalion12965 says: Jan 15, 2016 7:47 AM

    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.

  15. rrhoe says: Jan 15, 2016 7:48 AM

    Ohhhh, now I get it, the Washington Redskins, was thinking Seattle at first……

  16. completefan says: Jan 15, 2016 8:41 AM

    Looks like the Grey Cup team is being broken up. First Jones goes to the Riders. Now this.

  17. najacoo22 says: Jan 15, 2016 9:32 AM

    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?

  18. skins1970 says: Jan 15, 2016 10:10 AM

    Yeah Ryan Kerrigan is pretty good too, playing against those 4 would be pretty scary for QBs.

  19. thirdistheworrd says: Jan 15, 2016 11:24 AM

    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.
    ________________
    Forget Ryan Kerrigan much? I’d rather have two of him than Gallette and Jefferson put together.

  20. kneedragr says: Jan 15, 2016 7:26 PM

    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.

  21. kst2074 says: Jan 17, 2016 9:44 PM

    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

  22. jdlredskin says: Jan 18, 2016 11:08 AM

    REDSKINS REDSKINS REDSKINS REDSKINS REDSKINS REDSKINS REDSKINS REDSKINS REDSKINS REDSKINS

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