NFL linebacker Kwon Alexander signed a one-year, contract with the New Orleans Saints. Alexander spent the 2020 season in New Orleans.
The #Saints are brining back veteran LB Kwon Alexander on a 1-year deal, per @AdamSchefter. New Orleans traded for Alexander last season and he proved to be a good fit, but he suffered an Achilles tear in Week 16. He has been cleared to practice, and is now back in NOLA.
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) August 3, 2021
Kwon Alexander, New Orleans Saints, Agree to Contract
Kwon Alexander was born on August 3, 1994, in Oxford, Alabama. Alexander was selected 124th overall by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2015 NFL Entry Draft. The Buccaneers signed Alexander to a four-year contract worth $2.75 million on May 12th. Alexander signed with the San Fransisco 49ers on March 13, 2019, for four years at $54 million. The Saints acquired Alexander on November 2nd, 2020, for Kiko Alonso and a 2021 fifth-round selection. Alexander was released by the Saints on March 10th, 2021.
During the 2020-21 season in 12 games, Alexander completed 39 solo and 18 assisted tackles with four defended passes and two quarterback hits. Additionally, Alexander forced two fumbles and recovered two fumbles for a gain of 20 yards. Alexander suffered a torn Achilles during week 16 against the Minnesota Vikings; consequently, forcing him out for the rest of the season.
During the 2019-20 season in eight games, Alexander completed one interception, one forced fumble, and defended four pass attempts. Additionally, Alexander completed 22 solo and 12 assisted tackles with one quarterback hit. Alexander was ejected during the week one game against the Buccaneers due to a helmet-to-helmet hit on Jameis Winston. During the week game against the Arizona Cardinals, Alexander suffered a torn pectoral muscle. Alexander was activated for the NFC Divisional game against the Vikings. In two playoff games, Alexander completed three solo tackles and defended one pass. The 49ers would lose to the Kansas City Chiefs at Superbowl LIV 31-20.
During the 2018-19 season in six games completed, Alexander completed two forced fumbles and defended two passes. Additionally, Alexander completed 34 solo and 11 assisted tackles with two quarterback hits. During a week seven game against the Cleveland Browns, Alexander suffered a torn ACL and was out for the remainder of the season.
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