Lorenzo Alexander LB OAK 5 months ago

Alexander signed with the Raiders on Wednesday, the team's official site reports.

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Lorenzo Alexander LB OAK 8 months ago

Alexander has lined up with the first-team defense at outside linebacker during OTAs, the Cardinals' official site reports. Noting his versatility, coach Bruce Arians stated, "He can play outside because he's got a good motor for a pass rusher and he's a heavy-handed blitzer up the middle."

After inking a three-year deal with the Cardinals during the 2013 offseason, Alexander sustained a lis Franc foot injury in Week 3, missing the remainder of his first campaign in the Arizona desert. He proceeded to appear in every game last season but relayed that he was working at 70 percent capacity, which contained him primarily to special-teams duty. Now that he's running on all cylinders, his ability to work at all four LB spots should afford Alexander more of a presence on the defensive side of the equation in 2015.

Lorenzo Alexander LB OAK 2 years ago

The Cardinals are moving OLB Lorenzo Alexander to inside linebacker.

It never made sense to have Alexander on the outside in Arizona's 3-4 defense in the first place. He doesn't bring anything to the table as a pass rusher. At inside 'backer, Alexander will compete for playing time behind Daryl Washington and Kevin Minter. Alexander is an ace on special teams.

Lorenzo Alexander LB OAK 2 years ago

Cardinals OLB Lorenzo Alexander (Lisfranc) said he plans to participate in OTAs and minicamp.

Alexander tore his right Lisfranc tendon on Sept. 22, 2013. He'll likely be a limited participant in the offseason program and then ramp up his activity at training camp. If healthy, Alexander is an elite special teamer and quality depth at the outside 'backer spot.

Lorenzo Alexander LB OAK 2 years ago

Coach Bruce Arians suggested OLB Lorenzo Alexander's rehab from a right Lisfranc injury is not going smoothly.

Alexander, an elite special teamer and rotational linebacker, went down in September and still isn't right. "I'm a little concerned with Lorenzo's foot right now," Arians said at the Combine. "Hopefully it will show improvement." Alexander signed a three-year, $9.5 million contract that included $3 million guaranteed a year ago.

Lorenzo Alexander LB OAK 2 years ago

Cardinals placed WLB Lorenzo Alexander (Lisfranc) on injured reserve, ending his season.

The Cardinals are really missing the suspended Daryl Washington now. Alexander, an elite special teamer during his time in Washington, was playing a rotational role on the weak-side. He signed a three-year, $9.5 million contract that included $3 million guaranteed back in March. Washington is due back Week 5.

Lorenzo Alexander LB OAK 2 years ago

Cardinals WLB Lorenzo Alexander (biceps) is questionable for Week 2 against the Lions.

Alexander practiced on a limited basis Friday and will likely come down to a game-time decision. If Alexander is held out, John Abraham will start and get the majority of playing time at weak-side linebacker.

Lorenzo Alexander LB OAK 3 years ago

In an interview with Arizona Sports 620, Cardinals ILB Lorenzo Alexander is ready to play an every-down this season.

The former Redskins 'backer has the ability to play both inside and outside, but will likely be thrust into a three-down role with Cardinals all-world LB Daryl Washington suspended for the first four games of the season.

Lorenzo Alexander LB OAK 3 years ago

Newly signed ILB Lorenzo Alexander says the Cardinals have "pegged" him in a starting role.

Alexander has been an elite special teamer throughout his career and was recruited as such by teams like the 49ers. But the Cardinals can offer a chance to start next to beast Daryl Washington in addition to a core special teams role. "The Cardinals have already kind of pegged me in a starting role which is very exciting for me," Alexander said. "I'll be a linebacker that helps out on special teams instead of special teams being my bread and butter."

Lorenzo Alexander LB OAK 3 years ago

Cardinals signed ILB Lorenzo Alexander, formerly of the Redskins, to a three-year contract.

It's an underrated signing as Alexander is one of the league's premier special teamers. He can also help fill a need spot for the Cardinals next to dominant inside 'backer Daryl Washington. Alexander had 47 tackles and 2.5 sacks in spot duty for the Redskins last season.