The Redskins coaches apparently thought that Lorenzo Alexander didn’t have enough to do between preparing for his role as a reserve inside and outside linebacker and being the captain of the special teams. So they gave him another position to learn.
Alexander told 106.7 The Fan’s LaVar Arrington and Chad Dukes that he has been doing some work at tight end in the early phase of OTA’s at Redskins Park. His work on offense has been mostly “mental reps” from watching film and practice plays, the coaches want him to be ready to step in if there is an emergency.
In his five seasons in Washington, Alexander has played on the offensive and defensive lines in addition to both linebacker spots. His versatility has earned him the nickname “One Man Gang.”
I fill that niche as being that ‘One Man Gang’ and doing a lot of different things for the team,” Alexander said. “That’s why I’ve been in the league for eight years and hopefully I can play four or five more years doing the same thing, if not eventually become the starter.”
Alexander is not completely unfamiliar with lining up at tight end. Earlier in his career he occasionally reported as an eligible receiver in short yardage and goal line situations.