Former Cardinals linebacker Join Oakland Raiders

Former Cardinals linebacker Join Oakland Raiders

California:  The Oakland Raiders have secured the signatures of former Cardinals linebacker Lorenzo Alexander on a free transfer.

Alexander, a veteran of eight NFL seasons has played for Washington Redskins (2006-12) and Arizona Cardinals (2013-14) and has spent time on the practice squads for Panthers (2005) and Baltimore Ravens (2006).

Alexander has 111 appearances on his record with 16 starts, 154 tackles (95 solo), nine sacks, three forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and six passes defended. He has also recorded 94 special team stops over his career.

The 6-foot-1, 245-pounder was voted as the NFC’s special teams representative for the Pro Bowl after he posted 31 special teams tackles in 2012. On defense that season, Alexander added a career-high 2.5 sacks and 26 tackles (17 solo).