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Lorenzo Alexander | Linebacker | #56

Team: Oakland Raiders
Age / DOB:  (32) / 5/31/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 245
College: California
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Raiders signed ILB Lorenzo Alexander.
Alexander was part of Arizona's first cuts. He has experience at both inside and outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense. A special teams standout, Alexander's signing could pose a threat to Sio Moore's roster spot. Wed, Sep 2, 2015 04:41:00 PM

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Cardinals released ILB Lorenzo Alexander.

Alexander appeared in all 16 games last season, but was greatly diminished after suffering a Lisfranc injury in 2013. Now 32, it could be a while before Alexander gets a shot elsewhere. It's possible he's played his final down.
Mon, Aug 31, 2015 03:10:00 PM

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians says ILB Lorenzo Alexander is "finally healthy" following his 2013 Lisfranc injury.

The implication being, Alexander was at far less than 100 percent last season, where he appeared in all 16 games. Alexander started three games on the outside before going down in 2013. He was officially moved to inside linebacker last offseason. Although he was running with the first-team on Thursday, that won't be the case come Week 1.
Thu, Jun 4, 2015 04:21:00 PM

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.
Wed, Apr 2, 2014 01:36:00 PM

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.
Wed, Apr 2, 2014 09:32:00 AM

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. "Hopefully it will show improvement." Alexander signed a three-year, $9.5 million contract with $3 million guaranteed a year ago.
Mon, Feb 24, 2014 12:39:00 PM

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

The Cardinals are really missing suspended Daryl Washington now. Alexander, an elite special teamer during his time with the Redskins, was playing a rotational role on the weak-side for Arizona. He signed a three-year, $9.5 million contract that included $3 million guaranteed back in March. Washington is due back Week 5.
Mon, Sep 23, 2013 12:26:00 PM

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

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.
Fri, Sep 13, 2013 07:00:00 PM

In an interview with Arizona Sports 620, Cardinals ILB Lorenzo Alexander said is ready to play an every-down role 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.
Sat, Apr 13, 2013 11:38:00 AM

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."
Source: CBS DC
Wed, Mar 13, 2013 08:50:00 PM

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.
Wed, Mar 13, 2013 05:14:00 PM

FOX Sports' Alex Marvez reports free agents ILB Lorenzo Alexander and Josh Cribbs are "leaning toward" signing with the Cardinals.

The 49ers were at one point deemed the favorites for Cribbs, but things can change quickly in a hectic market. Alexander would probably not be a candidate to start in Arizona. He is one of the league's better special teamers.
Source: FOX Sports
Tue, Mar 12, 2013 06:33:00 PM reports that free agent ILB Lorenzo Alexander is receiving interest from "multiple" teams with the Redskins looking unlikely to re-sign him.

The Redskins want to keep Alexander, but their latest offers aren't going to be enough to prevent him from reaching the open market. A Pro Bowler on special teams, Alexander should be able to land a multi-year deal this offseason.
Sat, Mar 9, 2013 09:29:00 PM

The Redskins and free agent ILB Lorenzo Alexander have rekindled contract talks.

Alexander and Washington were in discussions around the time of the Combine, but the sides were "not close" and talks were broken off. Now that the Redskins have locked up a couple of their restricted free agents, they've turned their attention back to the backup linebacker and special teams ace.
Sat, Mar 9, 2013 03:03:00 PM

Free agent ILB Lorenzo Alexander says he hopes to re-sign with the Redskins, but that their initial offer was "not close" to what he's looking for.

Both sides want to get a deal done, while Alexander says he's willing to take a small hometown discount. "I’m willing to take less for the Redskins, but they have to be close. They can’t be way off." A special teams linchpin, Alexander played 308 snaps on defense in 2012.
Tue, Feb 26, 2013 09:54:00 PM

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