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Buffalo Rumblings Feb 7, 2018
Fan sentiment: what should the Buffalo Bills do with Lorenzo Alexander during the 2018 NFL offseason?

Fan sentiment: what should the Buffalo Bills do with Lorenzo Alexander during the 2018 NFL offseason?

Head and heart might not agree on this one. The Buffalo Bills enter the offseason with major questions at linebacker. Preston Brown and Ramon Humber are free agents, Matt Milano is seemingly set to step into a starting role, and Lorenzo Alexander will be 35 before the season starts. Today we examine Alexander’s place with the team in 2018. Leave your comments below. 2017 Analysis (by Jeff Kantrowski aka Skarekrow) The vision for the 2018 defensive scheme and roster will probably decide Lorenzo Alexander’s fate with the Buffalo Bills. A scheme that values more rigidly defined linebacker...
Buffalo Rumblings Jan 26, 2018
Possible 2018 NFL Draft options to replace Buffalo Bills linebacker Lorenzo Alexander

Possible 2018 NFL Draft options to replace Buffalo Bills linebacker Lorenzo Alexander

If the Bills choose to move on from the aging linebacker, the draft offers plenty of alternatives The Buffalo Bills enter the 2018 offseason with a linebacker group that is largely in flux. Preston Brown is a free agent, and Lorenzo Alexander had an up-and-down season as the starting SAM linebacker. The team could easily decide to move on from both players and look to get younger at the position by drafting their replacements. Going with the draft option would make additional financial sense, as cutting Alexander would save $2.5 million on the salary cap. Below are some potential...
Buffalo Rumblings Jan 26, 2018
Four potential free-agent replacements for Buffalo Bills linebacker Lorenzo Alexander

Four potential free-agent replacements for Buffalo Bills linebacker Lorenzo Alexander

There are options set to hit the market if they Bills decide to pull the trigger Buffalo Bills linebacker Lorenzo Alexander didn’t necessarily have a bad 2017 season, but he production did drop in comparison with the unbelievable campaign he had the season prior. In fairness, not even the Bills brass themselves would have expected that Alexander would have once again turned in such a strong performance, but at his age, 34-going-on-35, the Bills will almost surely ponder bumping him out of his starting outside linebacker spot. Given his relatively low salary and the relatively low amount...
Buffalo Rumblings Jan 26, 2018
Buffalo Bills don’t have a replacement for Lorenzo Alexander on the roster

Buffalo Bills don’t have a replacement for Lorenzo Alexander on the roster

If the Bills decide to release the classy veteran, they’ll need to look outside the organization for his replacement The Buffalo Bills need to upgrade their linebacker corps. While veteran Lorenzo Alexander is under contract for the 2018 NFL season, his age (34) and his struggles to play in coverage as a 4-3 linebacker make him a prime candidate for release in the offseason. If the Bills were to move on from Alexander, however, hey would do so without having his replacement on the roster. Of the Bills’ linebackers, two players who started at least 8 games last season (Preston Brown and...
Buffalo Rumblings Jan 26, 2018
How much cap space could the Buffalo Bills create by cutting Lorenzo Alexander?

How much cap space could the Buffalo Bills create by cutting Lorenzo Alexander?

The Bills could trim their overall salary commitment by releasing the 34-year old linebacker The Buffalo Bills have nearly $31 million in cap space going into the 2018 NFL season, according to Spotrac. If they were to release Lorenzo Alexander, a linebacker, special teams standout, and locker room leader, the team could add to that total. Will the Lorax return to Buffalo in 2018? If the Bills were to release Alexander, the team would save $2.85 million against the salary cap in 2018. If Alexander remains on the roster, he’ll collect $3.4 million. While he had a breakout year in 2016 while...
Buffalo Rumblings Jan 26, 2018
Roster spot might not be safe for Buffalo Bills linebacker Lorenzo Alexander

Roster spot might not be safe for Buffalo Bills linebacker Lorenzo Alexander

If 2017 is an indication, the Buffalo Bills might elect to move on from Lorenzo Alexander to upgrade the linebacker corps Lorenzo Alexander became a bit of a Cinderella story under former Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan. Ryan’s scheme allowed Alexander to light up opposing QBs in 2016 after a nomadic nine years spent with three other teams and trying out multiple positions. With a new sheriff in town running the team, it was feared that Alexander was a product of the system and that his production would slip. Age concerns have been cited prior to his time in Buffalo and will only...

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