Though he’s not quite as persistent as former UNC linebacker Durell Mapp (who continues to periodically send tweets urging us to get him into an NFL training camp), former NFL MVP Shaun Alexander really wants to play again.
“I’m not retired,” Alexander tells Matt Crossman of Sporting News. “I feel like I’ve got a handful of good years left. I’m going to train like that.”
But with veteran tailbacks like Edgerrin James and Warrick Dunn still available and anxious to play and to date no one biting, Alexander likely will have to wait for both of them to get jobs before he lands with a new NFL team.
“There have been some teams we’ve had talks with,” Alexander told Crossman, declining to name any of them. “This is the business
nature of football. You always feel like it’s a young man’s game. . . . I’m really excited, because I think some team is going to get a really
good football player.”
We don’t know what Alexander has left, but he had a chance a year ago with the Redskins, and it simply didn’t work.
And the problem at running back continues to be that, every year, the college ranks churn out a slew of guys who can move the chains if blocking is provided.
Young guys have more tread on the tires — and they’re cheaper.