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Seahawks bring back Maurice Alexander

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The Seattle Seahawks have signed safety Maurice Alexander, per Ian Rapoport.

Alexander, a fourth round pick of the St. Louis Rams in 2014, worked his way up to starting 14 games at free safety in 2016, recording 50 tackles and two interceptions. He won the job to open 2017, but four games in, Sean McVay deemed a healthy scratch in Week 5 against the Seahawks and replaced him with John Johnson. The team released Alexander shortly thereafter and he remained a free agent. Seattle signed Alexander in the offseason, releasing him on September 1.

The Seahawks are of course searching for safety help after the loss of Earl Thomas to a broken leg this past Sunday. Former Indianapolis Colts safety T.J. Green indicated via Twitter that he was going to Seattle, but no formal announcement has been made. The Seahawks could have signed both, with the most likely corresponding move being the release of safety Shalom Luani, who was active several games ago which cost the team defensive tackle Tom Johnson.

The cycle continues.

Edit: With Mychal Kendricks suspended, it opens up another spot and with Alexander’s experience at linebacker, makes sense why the team might want both and could still use both without losing Luani or someone else.