The Buffalo Bills aren’t done with making additions to their roster ahead of the 2019 season, with the signing of linebacker/safety Maurice Alexander.
However, throughout his professional career and his final year playing at Utah State, Alexander has moved around the secondary – predominantly performing as a strong safety.
Alexander has started just 23 games out of the 50 he has played in, since entering the league as a fourth-round (110th overall) selection of the then-St. Louis Rams in 2014.
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He has 118 combined tackles, two interceptions and five pass deflections across his five-year career, with last season seeing him spend nine games with the Seattle Seahawks purely as a special teamer.
With the Bills, Alexander isn’t likely to see much time if he is set on playing as a linebacker, but could be used as a rotational safety if he were to stick with the position he has had the most success with during his professional career.
For the Buffalo Bills, they have added a guy who can play across the field, be it on defence or special teams, with a relatively low reported cost for just one season.
Adding more depth across the team is a sensible decision by general manager Brandon Beane, with the Bills looking at every avenue to get the team back to the playoffs after a disappointing 2018 season.
Alexander may not turn out to be much, but having an extra veteran body can’t do much harm and could even be a valuable piece on special teams if the Buffalo Bills can’t fit him into their defensive scheme.
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