Pierre-Louis ac­quired

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - BASEBALL/NFL -

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs have traded in­side line­backer D.J. Alexan­der to the Seat­tle Sea­hawks for in­side line­backer Kevin Pierre-Louis, the team an­nounced Fri­day.

Pierre-Louis, 25, was a fourthround pick of the Sea­hawks in 2014. The 6-foot, 230-pound Pierre-Louis did most of his work on spe­cial teams last sea­son, log­ging 227 spe­cial-teams snaps in 13 games. He fin­ished the sea­son with 12 tack­les and also logged 71 de­fen­sive snaps.

Phys­i­cally, he fits the bill for what the Chiefs have tra­di­tion­ally liked in an in­side line­backer. He ran a blis­ter­ing 4.51 40-yard dash at the 2014 NFL com­bine and was among the top over­all testers at his po­si­tion — a con­tin­u­a­tion of for­mer gen­eral man­ager John Dorsey’s phi­los­o­phy — and could have some up­side on the de­fen­sive side of the ball.

In his NFL draft pro­file that year, an­a­lyst Nolan Nawrocki de­scribed Pierre-Louis as a run-and-hit line­backer who had the traits to be used on spe­cial teams and de­velop as a nickel line­backer.

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