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58 Kwon Alexander OLB

New Orleans Saints

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December 28, 2020 06:36 PM
Saints' Kwon Alexander: Shifts to IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alexander (Achilles) was placed on injured reserve Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

The 2017 Pro Bowler suffered a torn Achilles during the Saints' Christmas Day triumph over the Vikings, rendering his shift to IR an unsurprising one. Despite New Orleans having clinched its fourth consecutive NFC South crown and guaranteed itself an extended season by way of a playoff appearance, the severity of Alexander's injury ensures the 26-year-old will be unable to take the field for the rest of 2020.

December 25, 2020 08:28 PM
Saints' Kwon Alexander: Suffers torn Achilles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alexander suffered a torn Achilles' tendon during Friday's win over the Vikings, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Alexander was feared to have suffered an Achilles injury after he was carted to the locker room in the third quarter Sunday, and he'll officially miss the remainder of the season. The 26-year-old will now face another lengthy recovery process heading into the offseason after finishing the 2020 campaign with 54 tackles (36 solo), including one sack, along with two forced fumbles. Zack Baun could see increased work for the Saints with Alexander sidelined.

December 25, 2020 07:56 PM
Saints' Kwon Alexander: May have injured Achilles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Saints fear Alexander suffered an Achilles injury during Friday's win over the Vikings, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Alexander was carted off to the locker room after a Minnesota touchdown at the end of the third quarter. He's had terrible injury luck in recent years, including a torn ACL in 2018 and a torn pectoral in 2019.

December 25, 2020 07:04 PM
Saints' Kwon Alexander: Carted to locker room
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alexander was carted to the locker room after injuring his foot or ankle in the third quarter of Sunday's game against the Vikings, Amie Just of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Alexander was injured at the very end of the third quarter, finishing his afternoon with three tackles. The Saints can turn to Alex Anzalone, Craig Robertson or Zack Baun next to Demario Davis at linebacker.

December 14, 2020 11:04 AM
Saints' Kwon Alexander: Seven tackles in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alexander totaled seven tackles (four solo) in the Saints' 24-21 loss to the Eagles on Sunday.

It was his highest tackle total since Week 4, and Alexander tied for team lead in that department. He'll look to build on this performance against Kansas City in Week 15.

November 10, 2020 08:32 PM
Saints' Kwon Alexander: No longer on exempt list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alexander was lifted from the commissioner's exempt list Monday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Alexander was sent over to the Saints from the 49ers prior to the trade deadline, but he wasn't eligible to play in Week 9 due to COVID protocols. He'll be able to participate in practice with the team and suit up for Week 10 against his old San Francisco teammates now that the roster exemption has been lifted.

November 2, 2020 01:44 PM
Saints' Kwon Alexander: Packs bags for New Orleans
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Saints acquired Alexander (ankle) via trade from the 49ers on Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

The 49ers are expected to receive a conditional fifth-round pick and linebacker Kiko Alonso (knee) in return, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network. Alexander sat out the last two games for the 49ers due to an ankle injury, but the Saints likely believe that won't be an issue moving forward. The 26-year-old should be an immediate starter for the Saints. This wasn't a position of dire need, as the Saints already have one of the best run-stopping defenses in the NFL, allowing an average of 90.6 rushing yards per game (third in the league). Alexander could boost the team's pass coverage, though.

November 1, 2020 03:04 PM
49ers' Kwon Alexander: Inactive as expected
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alexander (ankle) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Seahawks.

Alexander was considered doubtful for Sunday's contest, so it's no surprise he's sitting for the third straight contest. Azeez Al-Shaair and Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles are in line for increased defensive snaps again this week.

October 30, 2020 05:24 PM
49ers' Kwon Alexander: Doubtful for divisional tilt
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alexander (ankle) is considered doubtful for Sunday's game versus the Seahawks, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Alexander's set to miss a third straight game, but his upgrade to limited participation Thursday signals that he could return to action soon. It'll still be a short turnaround for Alexander to be ready for the Week 9 matchup against Green Bay, a Thursday night affair. Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles and Azeez Al-Shaair will both handle some of the reps left behind by Alexander.

October 30, 2020 09:32 AM
49ers' Kwon Alexander: Back to limited in practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alexander (ankle) was able to log a limited practice session Thursday, Chris Biderman of The Sacramento Bee reports.

Progression in practice is an encouraging sign for the 26-year-old linebacker, as he sat out Wednesday's practice entirely following back-to-back inactive designations Weeks 6 and 7. Whether Alexander gets in enough work prior to Sunday's matchup against Seattle is yet to be seen. The 49ers will certainly evaluate long-term risk in bringing Alexander back from a high-ankle sprain, but he could certainly be a pivotal piece against Seattle's No. 1 scoring offense if able to go.

October 29, 2020 10:40 AM
49ers' Kwon Alexander: Still not practicing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alexander (ankle) didn't participate at Wednesday's practice, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

The 26-year-old missed the past two games with the high-ankle sprain, and the early outlook for Week 8 doesn't appear much-improved. Alexander will need to progress to some level of practice participation in the next couple days to have a chance of suiting up Sunday in Seattle.

October 23, 2020 05:20 PM
49ers' Kwon Alexander: Won't play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alexander (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Patriots, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.

The 26-year-old will miss his second consecutive game after sustaining the high-ankle sprain Week 5. Fred Warner and Dre Greenlaw should dominate the defensive snaps at linebacker in Alexander's absence.

October 22, 2020 09:44 AM
49ers' Kwon Alexander: Misses Wednesday's practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alexander (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Keiana Martin of the 49ers' official site reports.

Alexander sat out Sunday night's win over the Rams due to his high-ankle sprain, and it seems likely that the severity of his injury will lead to another absence versus New England in Week 7. If Alexander is indeed forced to miss more time, Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles and Azeez Al-Shaair will once again be candidates to handle increased defensive snaps.

October 16, 2020 05:20 PM
49ers' Kwon Alexander: Won't play against Rams
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alexander (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game versus the Rams, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

Given that he was diagnosed with a high-ankle sprain Wednesday, it's no surprise that Alexander will sit out of this divisional clash. The 26-year-old linebacker has played nearly every snap this season and piled up 30 tackles and a sack through five games. Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles and Azeez Al-Shaair are the top candidates to start at weak-side linebacker in Alexander's place.

October 15, 2020 09:52 AM
49ers' Kwon Alexander: High-ankle sprain confirmed
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Kyle Shanahan confirmed that Alexander has a high-ankle sprain and added that Alexander won't practice Wednesday, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.

High-ankle sprains usually require multiweek recoveries, so Alexander should be viewed as questionable at best for Sunday's game against the Rams. It's worth it to monitor Alexander's practice participation this week in case he's able to recover well ahead of schedule, but chances are he'll join the extensive list of notable injured 49ers defenders come Sunday.

October 13, 2020 08:20 PM
49ers' Kwon Alexander: May have high-ankle sprain
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Kyle Shanahan said Monday that there is a possibility Alexander has suffered a high-ankle sprain, Chris Biderman of The Sacramento Bee reports.

A subsequent report by Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports Bay Area revealed that more specific information is expected to arrive on the matter later this week, but for now, the 49er faithful is left wondering whether the defense has suffered yet another injury setback. Alexander has averaged six tackles per game, with three tackles for loss and one forced fumble through the first five weeks of 2020. He would join defensive stalwarts Nick Bosa (knee-ACL), Richard Sherman (calf), K'Waun Williams (knee-ACL) and Dee Ford (neck) on the inactive list if forced to miss any time because of the injury.

October 6, 2020 11:12 PM
49ers' Kwon Alexander: Leads defense in tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alexander had nine tackles (six solo) during Sunday's 25-20 loss to Philadelphia.

The 26-year-old notched only a single tackle against the Giants last week, but he bounced back to lead the San Fran defense with nine tackles Sunday. Alexander has 25 tackles (18 solo) and one forced fumble through four games this season.

September 15, 2020 06:04 PM
49ers' Kwon Alexander: Tallies nine tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alexander tallied nine tackles, including one for a loss, in the team's Week 1 contest against Arizona.

Alexander finished third on the team in tackles, though he wasn't particularly involved early on as his first stop came late in the second quarter. He didn't receive credit for a forced fumble, but he also combined with Nick Bosa on a hit that jarred the ball loose from Chase Edmonds on Arizona's opening driving in the second half. Alexander played a decreased role in the 49ers defense during an injury-riddled 2019 season, though he appears healthy and ready to roll early early on in 2020.

August 20, 2020 02:24 AM
49ers' Kwon Alexander: Retains starting job after injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Kyle Shanahan confirmed that Alexander (biceps) will remain the starting weakside linebacker this season, Chris Biderman of The Sacramento Bee reports.

There was some early speculation that Dre Greenlaw could overtake the veteran following a standout rookie campaign, but Shanahan put those rumors to rest after the team's first padded practice Monday. Alexander had a disappointing start to his first year in red and gold, finishing with 34 tackles (22 solo), a forced fumble and an interception in eight regular season starts. He did return for San Francisco's playoff push, but was behind Greenlaw on the depth chart likely due to health concerns. The 25-year-old will look to get back to his triple-digit tackle potential as a full-time starter if he can stay healthy in 2020.

February 14, 2020 03:48 PM
49ers' Kwon Alexander: Gets biceps surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Alexander had surgery Friday to repair a biceps injury, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Signed to a four-year, $54 million contract last offseason, Alexander suffered a torn pectoral in late October but made it back on the field for the playoffs. He reportedly played through a biceps injury in the Super Bowl, finishing without a tackle despite playing 70 percent of defensive snaps. Alexander will turn 26 in August and should have time to get healthy before Week 1.

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Game Log
DateOpponentResultTKLASTTOTSCKINTPDEFFFSTY
Sun 11/15vs SFW 27-1313400000
Sun 11/22vs ATLW 24-930300100
Sun 11/29@ DENW 31-312300000
Sun 12/06@ ATLW 21-1630300200
Sun 12/13@ PHIL 21-2433600010
Sun 12/20vs KCL 29-3232500100
Fri 12/25vs MINW 52-3330300000
Career Defensive Stats
SeasonTeamGGSTKLTLKASTSACKSINTYDSLGDTDPASS DEF
2020NO1212573918100004
2019SF883422120.510004
2018TB66453411100002
2017TB121297702703702804
2016TB16161451083731383817
2015TB121293593432151509
Total6666471 332.0139 8.5712338130
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/227
Birthdate:
08/03/1994
Age:
26
Hometown:
Oxford, AL
School:
LSU
NFL Experience:
6
Awards: