Alexander was released by the Rams in early October and recorded 20 tackles (13 solo) in four games. The 27-year-old started 14 games for the Rams in 2016 and could figure into the mix at safety for Seattle in 2018 with Kam Chancellor's career in limbo from a neck injury and Earl Thomas subject to continued trade rumors.
A surprise inactive just one day prior, Alexander quickly fell from the starting lineup to the free-agent heap. The 2014 fourth-round pick had 20 tackles in four games, but the Rams apparently weren't impressed by his overall body of work. With LaMarcus Joyner (groin) on the shelf, Cody Davis and John Johnson started at safety in Sunday's 26-20 loss to the Seahawks.
Alexander (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's contest against the Seahawks, Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times reports.
The decision is a curious one, as Alexander wasn't listed on the injury report this week. He'll join fellow starting safety Lamarcus Joyner (groin) on the sideline, which will allow Cody Davis and John Johnson to serve as the Rams' top safeties Week 5.
Alexander tallied nine tackles during Sunday's loss to the Redskins.
Alexander had previously been dealing with a shoulder injury. With the injury no longer in the picture, Alexander will look to build on his early individual success.
Alexander (shoulder) was a full participant in practice Thursday.
Alexander sat out of Wednesday's practice but it appears to have only been a minor issue, as the safety was back on the field Thursday. The starting strong safety should be ready for Sunday's tilt with the Redskins barring any major setbacks.
|2015||St. Louis Rams||14||39||30.0||9||2||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|2017||Los Angeles Rams||4||20||13.0||7||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2015||St. Louis Rams||14||0||0||0||0||1||3||1||0|
|2017||Los Angeles Rams||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|