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.