Saints signal former Professional Bowl linebacker Kwon Alexander on his birthday

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The New Orleans Saints gave linebacker Kwon Alexander a great birthday present on Tuesday – a one-year contract.

While training camp is underway, the New Orleans Saints prepare for an important season. This is the first year the Saints have done without quarterback Drew Brees. But as the preseason drew near, the Saints decided to give their linebacking corps a familiar face.

According to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter, the Saints signed a one-year contract worth up to $ 3 million with linebacker Kwon Alexander on Tuesday. To make the signing even more special, the agreement came on Alexander’s 27th birthday.

Saints sign one-year deal with linebacker Kwon Alexander

Alexander was understandably delighted with the signing, as evidenced by his tweet on Tuesday evening.

Alexander, a former Tampa Bay Buccaneers fourth-round selection of 2015, signed a four-year deal worth $ 54 million with the San Francisco 49ers in 2019. But in the middle of the 2020 campaign, the 49ers swapped Alexander to the Saints in exchange for linebacker Kiko Alonso and a conditional draft pick for the fifth round.

The linebacker played seven games in New Orleans, but his season ended in Week 16 after tearing an Achilles tendon during the game against the Minnesota Vikings. At the end of the season, the Saints released Alexander from his contract. Now he’s coming back for the upcoming campaign.

Last season, Alexander had 27 combined tackles, four defended passes, two fumble recoveries, a forced fumble and a quarterback hit. During his six-year career, Alexander recorded a total of 471 tackles (36 for loss), 20 quarterback hits, 30 defended passes, nine forced fumbles (four recoverys), 8.5 sacks and seven interceptions.

It’s safe to say that Alexander will never forget his 27th birthday.