Linebacker Kwon Alexander has agreed to sign a one-year contract worth up to $ 3 million with the New Orleans Saints, his agent Drew Rosenhaus told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
It’s kind of a birthday present for Alexander, who turned 27 on Tuesday.
Alexander started seven games for the Saints last season and had 27 tackles, one forced fumble and two fumble recoverys after the team acquired him through a deal with the San Francisco 49ers in November. However, his season ended in December when he tore his Achilles tendon while defeating the Minnesota Vikings.
The 49ers signed Alexander on a four-year free agent contract for $ 54 million in 2019, but Alexander was constrained by a torn pectoral muscle during the 2019 season before returning to their playoff run. He played five games for the 49ers in 2020 but was spared by a high ankle sprain at the time of his trade.
Originally drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in LSU’s fourth round in 2015, Alexander made the Pro Bowl in 2017. In his career he has a total of 66 games with 471 tackles, 8½ sacks, 7 interceptions and 9. started forced fiddling.