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Lorenzo Alexander | Linebacker | #57

Team: Buffalo Bills
Age / DOB:  (33) / 5/31/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 245
College: California
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Impending free agent OLB Lorenzo Alexander said his agent has had "preliminary discussions" with the Bills about re-signing.
A special teamer early in his career, Alexander has quietly become one of the best pass-rushers in football. His 12.5 sacks were tied for third-most in the league this season. Alexander isn't going to get a long-term deal at age 33, but he should attract ample interest on the open market. Jan 2 - 8:50 PM

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Bills OLB Lorenzo Alexander (hamstring) is practicing Saturday.

Alexander returned to a limited practice Friday, and this session suggests he has a good shot to suit up Monday night in Seattle. The NFL's sack leader should have a field day against one of the worst offensive lines in the league.
Source: ESPN
Sat, Nov 5, 2016 10:55:00 AM

Bills OLB Lorenzo Alexander (hamstring) thinks he has a chance to play Week 9 against the Seahawks.

The Bills play on Monday night this week, and Alexander thinks the extra time could allow him to play. "I’ve got eight days to recover," Alexander said. "I’ve had something similar to this before and was able to play the next week, so I’m confident in our training staff and myself to get ready." Alexander leads the league with nine sacks this season.
Mon, Oct 31, 2016 11:20:00 AM

Bills OLB Lorenzo Alexander left Sunday's Week 8 game against the Patriots with a right hamstring injury and will not return.

He logged one tackle before exiting early in the second quarter. Alexander entered Sunday with a league-high nine sacks. Rookie Shaq Lawson should see increased snaps in his absence.
Sun, Oct 30, 2016 02:01:00 PM

The Bills currently have Lorenzo Alexander penciled in opposite OLB Jerry Hughes.

The Bills have left open the door for a "young player" to step up, but Alexander is the favorite as the team waits on Shaq Lawson (shoulder) to get healthy. A 33-year-old journeyman, Alexander has made three starts since the end of the 2010 season.
Thu, Aug 11, 2016 05:45:00 PM

Bills signed OLB Lorenzo Alexander.

In the league for a decade, Alexander is a core special teamer. Going on 33, the kick team will be his sole focus in camp.
Tue, Apr 12, 2016 02:22:00 PM

Free agents OLB Lorenzo Alexander and S Colt Anderson are visiting the Bills on Friday.

Both are veteran special teams players. Alexander inked a three-year, $9.5 million pact with Arizona in March 2013 but never made an impact in the desert and spent last season chasing down kicks and punts for the Raiders.
Fri, Apr 8, 2016 10:54:00 AM

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

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

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