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Free agent LB Alexander, S Anderson visit Bills

Posted Apr 8, 2016

Buffalo's special teams units were the focus when the club hosted free agent LB Lorenzo Alexander and S Colt Anderson Friday at One Bills Drive.


Two more free agents on the defensive side of the ball paid the Bills a visit at One Bills Drive before the week was out. Their careers however, have been made on special teams. Free agent LB Lorenzo Alexander and S Colt Anderson both met with members of the coaching staff in Orchard Park.

Alexander (6-2, 245) most recently played for the Oakland Raiders this past season appearing in all 16 games and playing mainly on special teams. He earned a reputation for being a standout special teams performer during his six seasons with Washington where he earned a Pro Bowl nod as the NFC’s special teams player in 2012.

He spent the 2013 and 2014 seasons with the Arizona Cardinals. Alexander, 32, was picked up last season by the Raiders where he played the entire 2015 campaign.

Anderson (5-10, 195) played for the Colts the past two seasons also mainly on special teams. He began his career with Minnesota, who signed the Montana product as a rookie free agent in 2009. The safety didn’t make his NFL debut until late in the 2010 season with Philadelphia.

He spent four seasons with the Eagles before singing with Indianapolis in free agency in 2014.

Alexander and Anderson are likely seen by the Bills as potential veteran additions to a Buffalo special teams unit, which lost veterans like Ron Brooks and Boobie Dixon this offseason.

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