By Budd Bailey, Buffalo Sports Page Columnist
Lorenzo Alexander – Signed by the Bills in 2016
Sometimes you get lucky when you sign a free agent. Lorenzo Alexander was one of those special cases.
The linebacker came out of California as an undrafted player in 2007, and found a spot with the Washington Redskins. Alexander spent six years there, and 12 of his 13 starts for the Redskins came in 2010. Then it was to Arizona for two seasons and to Oakland for one. The Bills thought he still had something left in the tank, particularly on special teams, and signed him for less than $1 million.
They got much more than that. Alexander became one of the top pass rushers in the league in 2016 with 12.5 sacks. That earned him a Pro Bowl spot and a two-year deal worth $9 million. He continued to play well through the end of the 2019 season, and became one of the leaders of the team’s defense. Alexander’s teammates fell over themselves to praise him as a player and a person when he retired after last season.
Let’s hear him look back at his career:
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