Lorenzo Alexander of the Redskins is nothing if not versatile.
After trying out firefighting earlier this offseason, he’s back to doing what he does best: Trying out new positions on the football field. A starter at outside linebacker for 12 games last year, Alexander sees the writing on the wall after the team drafted Ryan Kerrigan to play on the outside.
So Alexander has decided practice on his inside linebacker skills to give him more flexibility for 2011.
“They’re always trying to replace me, so I figure I’ve got to learn everything to make it as hard on them as possible,” Alexander told Mike Jones of the Washington Post.
Alexander is the team’s special teams captain. He’s also played (offensive) guard, defensive tackle, tight end, fullback and defensive end since joining the Redskins in 2006.
The ability to anticipate what the Redskins may need from season to season and change his game to help makes Alexander one of the more unique players in the league.