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Buffalo Bills sign Maurice Alexander, bring in Seahawks special teams ace Neiko Thorpe for a visit

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Maurice Alexander’s visit with the Buffalo Bills has turned into a contract with the team, as the former Seattle Seahawks special teams contributor and reserve safety agreed to a one-year, $1.375 million contract.

Alexander played all of his 133 snaps exclusively on special teams in his one season with Seattle. He appeared in just nine games, missing several due to injuries. Really the only important thing out of his departure is how it affects the Seahawks’ compensatory picks entering 2020.

On a more important note, the Bills might not be finished bringing in Seahawks free agents.

Neiko Thorpe, a backup defensive back who’s better known for being one of the stars of the special teams unit, was brought into Buffalo for a Friday visit. He’s excelled as a gunner on punt coverage through his three seasons in Seattle, and losing him would certainly hurt a Seahawks ST group that has been pretty woeful in recent seasons.