Cardinals' new weapons could benefit Fitzgerald
JUL 30, 7:10p ET | Tyler Lockman
Rotowire: Jun 6 / 11:27a ET
News: Alexander has lined up with the first-team defense at outside linebacker during OTAs, the Cardinals' official site reports. Noting his versatility, coach Bruce Arians stated, "He can play outside because he's got a good motor for a pass rusher and he's a heavy-handed blitzer up the middle."
Impact: After inking a three-year deal with the Cardinals during the 2013 offseason, Alexander sustained a lis Franc foot injury in Week 3, missing the remainder of his first campaign in the Arizona desert. He proceeded to appear in every game last season but relayed that he was working at 70 percent capacity, which contained him almost exclusively to special-teams duty. Now that he's running on all cylinders, his ability to work at all four LB spots should afford Alexander more of a presence on the defensive side of the equation in 2015.