Report: Alexander close to signing with Cards

Report: Alexander close to signing with Cards
March 12, 2013, 7:30 pm
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The Redskins have lost a Pro Bowl performer and one of their lonest tenured players to free agency. Or have they? 

Lorenzo Alexander’s agent just tweeted that the linebacker and special teams captain is one of his three clients who has a new team.

When contacted for comment by CSNwashington.com’s Tarik El-Bashir, Alexander replied, “haven’t decided”.

If Alexander is leaving, that new team could well be the Arizona Cardinals. Earlier FOXSports.com reported that Alexander was “leaning towards signing” with the Arizona Cardinals. Fox also says that the Steelers and 49ers have expressed an interest in Alexander.

The Redskins made Alexander an offer last week but the 29-year-old said that he would rather see what other teams had to offer.

“I’m willing to take less for the Redskins, but they have to be close,” he said. “They can’t be way off.”

“I want to be here, but if I have to go I have to go. It’s part of the business.”

The Redskins are hamstrung in their efforts to retain Alexander and their other free agents by an $18 million salary cap penalty imposed by the NFL.

Alexander has been with the Redskins since 2007.