Saints place Kwon Alexander on IR

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Linebacker Kwon Alexander tore his Achilles on Friday. The Saints placed Alexander on injured reserve Monday, according to the NFL’s daily transactions report.

Alexander injured his Achilles on a non-contact play.

He joined the Saints in a midseason trade with the 49ers. Alexander had 27 tackles, four pass breakups, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries in seven games with the team.

“He’s been outstanding for us,” Saints coach Sean Payton said, via Amie Just of The Times-Picayune. “He’s been contagious relative to the way he approaches each practice. He’s one of those guys who enjoys the grind, and he’s great having around. He’s a really good football player as well.”

Alexander had 30 tackles and a forced fumble for the 49ers before the trade.

Alexander is signed for two more years but has no more guaranteed money on his deal.