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Rufus Alexander | Linebacker

Team: Detroit Lions
Age / DOB:  (34) / 4/12/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 228
College: Oklahoma
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 6 (176) / MIN

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Lions signed LB Rufus Alexander.
Alexander is a third-year pro that spent most of last season on the Vikings' practice squad. The Lions are thin at linebacker heading into Saturday's preseason game with Ernie Sims (ribs) and Darnell Bing (shoulder) on the sidelines. Don't expect Alexander to stick around too long. Fri, Aug 28, 2009 04:00:00 PM

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Colts waived LB Rufus Alexander.

The club saw more potential in undrafted rookie Michael Tauiliili.
Mon, May 4, 2009 02:18:00 PM

Colts signed LB Rufus Alexander off the Vikings' practice squad.

Alexander's addition is a strong indication that the Colts are planning to be without Gary Brackett for Week 14 and possibly behind. The former Big 12 Defensive POY, Alexander has experience in the Tampa 2 and can cover kicks.
Tue, Dec 2, 2008 08:03:00 PM

Vikings signed LB Rufus Alexander off their practice squad and waived LB Erin Henderson.

Henderson, an undrafted rookie, played well on special teams in the first six games but was late to a practice last week and pays for it now. Alexander will take his spot as a backup outside 'backer and in kickoff coverage.
Sun, Oct 19, 2008 12:22:00 PM

Vikings waived LB Rufus Alexander, LB David Herron Jr., WR Nate Jones, CB Brandon Sumrall, and DE Chris Norwell.

Alexander was the 2006 Big 12 Defensive POY, but slow forty times and ACL injuries have his NFL stock swimming. Herron was a special teamer.
Sat, Aug 30, 2008 12:49:00 PM

Vikings LB Rufus Alexander reportedly suffered a torn ACL in Friday's game. He will be placed on injured reserve, ending his season.

The 2006 Big Twelve Defensive Player of the Year has gotten off to a rough start in his career, falling to the sixth round of the draft after a poor Combine and now this. Alexander may be a long shot for a roster spot in 2008.
Sun, Aug 12, 2007 12:49:00 PM

Vikings LB Rufus Alexander was carted off the field Friday night.

Alexander, who was converted to the strong side by Minnesota during camp after a stellar career at Oklahoma, injured his right knee in the game. Vikings coach Brad Childress should update his status by Monday morning.
Fri, Aug 10, 2007 10:37:00 PM

Vikings signed sixth-round LB Rufus Alexander.

The Oklahoma product has good short-area quickness and is a tailor-made Cover 2 linebacker. He could struggle at the point of attack. Minnesota's linebacker crew is fairly thin, so Alexander should make the team as a rookie and compete for a bigger role in 2008.
Tue, Jun 19, 2007 05:30:00 PM

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