Former Buffalo Bills linebacker Lorenzo Alexander announced his retirement after his team was eliminated in the 2019 playoffs. Despite the lingering COVID pandemic situation, he's having second thoughts on making a comeback to the gridiron. The two-time Pro Bowler discussed that he would keep conversations open with Bills General Manager Brandon Beane for a possible mid-season reunion.
Alexander shared his perspective with sports analyst Pat McAfee on the Pat McAfee Show:
“I’m ready. I’m working. You never know. They make that run, call me up, Brandon,” Alexander said.
Alexander was undrafted in the 2005 NFL Draft. He was subsequently signed by the Carolina Panthers and became a journeyman thereafter. He also had stints with the Baltimore Ravens, Washington Redskins, Arizona Cardinals, Oakland Raiders, and most recently, the Buffalo Bills.
Alexander amassed a total of 467 combined tackles, 33 sacks, and 3 interceptions throughout his 14-year career. He also took home the 2016 Pro Bowl Defensive MVP honors and became a member of the second-team All-Pro team in the same season.
The Buffalo Bills placed second with a 10-6 record in a Patriots-led AFC East division. The team then fell to the hands of the Houston Texans on a tight 22-19 overtime contest in the 2019 playoffs.
Calling up Lorenzo Alexander's number from retirement can still bring positive things to the cause of Bills Mafia. Acquiring him will help put a much-needed veteran voice inside the locker room. He can also make a significant contribution to a Bills side that is looking to get back to the playoffs and make a deeper run this time around.