The Redskins were happy to get London Fletcher back but his return did not completely fill the team’s hole at middle linebacker. Rocky McIntosh and Keyaron Fox, who backed up Fletcher and Perry Riley last year, are free agents and are not expected to be back, leaving the position critically thin.
Enter Lorenzo Alexander a.k.a. the One-Man Gang. He dabbled a inside backer last year while also serving as a reserve on the outside. This year, however, ILB will be his main position.
“I’m sure I’ll still be used all over the place, but my primary focus this offseason will be inside linebacker, fully learning the position and responsibilities,” Alexander told the Washington Post.
The team will need another inside linebacker either in the draft or in free agency but Alexander’s move into the middle makes the position much less of a concern.