Frank Alexander DL CAR 5 Months
NFL suspended Panthers DE Frank Alexander four games for violating the league's substance abuse policy.
It's a blow to Carolina's up-front depth, as Alexander is a useful reserve behind starters Greg Hardy and Charles Johnson. The 24-year-old plays a lot of snaps at left defensive end when Johnson kicks inside to tackle in sub-packages. Alexander finished 2013 with 15 tackles and a sack. His absence gives more opportunity to Mario Addison, Wes Horton, and CFL signee Alex Hall.
Frank Alexander DL CAR May 10 '12
Panthers agreed to terms with No. 103 overall pick DE Frank Alexander on a four-year contract.
Coach Ron Rivera was excited to trade up for Alexander, who posted 8.5 sacks with Oklahoma last season. The Panthers envision Alexander pushing Greg Hardy for snaps in a rotation at left end.
Frank Alexander DL CAR Apr 30 '12
Panthers' fourth-round pick DE Frank Alexander wasn't allowed to work out at the Combine after being misdiagnosed with a heart condition.
Alexander was quickly cleared, however, and ran a 4.76 40 at Oklahoma's Pro Day. Alexander's misdiagnosis could have been part of the reason he fell to No. 103 after putting up big senior year numbers, but he's also viewed as little more than a situational pass rusher. That will be his role as a rookie for a Panthers team that tied for just 25th in the league with 31 sacks last season.