The New Orleans Saints are bringing again a participant that they had excessive hopes for final yr. On Tuesday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the Saints and linebacker Kwon Alexander had agreed to phrases on a one-year deal price as much as $3 million. Alexander performed his faculty ball at LSU, so New Orleans is considerably residence for him.
Alexander was launched by the Saints in March after his season was ended by a torn Achilles tendon suffered on Christmas. It did not assist that the Saints have been coping with a hellish cap state of affairs, both. Again in June, it was reported that Alexander can be visiting the Saints after he was cleared to renew soccer exercise. The Saints traded for the previous San Francisco 49ers star in November to gear up for a possible Tremendous Bowl run, however Alexander performed in simply seven video games and recorded 27 mixed tackles, two fumble recoveries and 4 passes defended earlier than struggling his season-ending damage.
Alexander, who turned 27 on Tuesday, was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers within the fourth spherical of the 2015 NFL Draft. After 4 seasons in Tampa and a Professional Bowl choice in 2017, he signed with the 49ers in 2019, however performed in a complete of 13 video games earlier than being dealt to New Orleans. Whereas the Saints misplaced some items this offseason, New Orleans completed with the No. 4 total protection within the league in 2020. Alexander is a welcomed addition to a linebacking corps which incorporates the gifted Demario Davis, and the younger duo of Zack Baun and Pete Werner.