Longtime NFL veteran cornerback Mackensie Alexander signed a one-year, contract with the Minnesota Vikings. Alexander spent the 2020 season with Cincinnati Bengals.
Mackensie Alexander is returning to the Vikings. https://t.co/kPQ2WI6lGc
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Mackensie Alexander, Minnesota Vikings, Agree to Contract
During the 2020 offseason, Mackensie Alexander signed a one year deal with the Cincinnati Bengals. Alexander played 13 games and started ten in his first year with the Bengals. His best game as a Bengal in 2020 came against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 15. Against the Steelers, Alexander had two passes defended and an interception returned for 21 yards. Throughout the 2020 season Alexander allowed 47 receptions from 67 targets and earned a 60.4 PFF grade in 2020.
Mackensie Alexander spent four years with the Minnesota Vikings before signing for Cincinnati. In 2019, Alexander played limited games as a starter in the slot but did have some splash plays. An inteception during the Vikings game against the Philadelphia Eagles was the standout moment for Alexander in his final Vikings season. The final portion of Alexanders season was cut short without a playoff appearance because he was added to injured reserve on the 10th of January.
Alexander made his first career start during the 2018 season with Minnesota. Alongside his first career start, Alexander would register the first sack of his professional career. In week two during overtime against divisional rivals the Green Bay Packers, Alexander would sack Aaron Rodgers for a seven yard loss.
In his second year in the NFL Alexander would get his first interception of his career and have his only experience of playoff football. His first professional interception would come against Kirk Cousins in a week 10 game against the then Washington Redskins. A pass intended for Jamison Crowder was picked off and returned for a ten-yard gain. Also, Alexander would feature in both playoff games for the Vikings against the New Orleans Saints and Philadelphia Eagles. The Minnesota Vikings selected Mackensie Alexander in the second round of the 2016 draft and he has played 68 games with 20 starts.
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