Report: Bills to host free agent safety Maurice Alexander

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The Buffalo Bills have mainly focused on the offensive side of the ball so far during free agency, signing 10 offensive players and only one defender. However, they are reportedly set to host safety Maurice Alexander later this week, according to NFL Insider Ian Rapoport.

#Seahawks FA S Maurice Alexander, a starter with the #Rams for years, is visiting the #Bills on Thursday and Friday, source said.

— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 20, 2019  

Originally a fourth round pick of the St. Louis Rams in 2014, Alexander spent his first four seasons with the organization before moving on to the Seattle Seahawks last year. He’s mainly been a backup safety and special teams performer through his five NFL seasons, but did start 14 games for the Los Angeles Rams in 2016.

At 6' 2" and 220-pounds, Alexander has lined up at both free and strong safety. Counting his special teams work, he’s collected 118 total tackles, including five for loss, and two sacks in 50 games played. He’s also intercepted two passes, both in 2016.

The Bills currently have a solid pair of safeties in Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer as starters. Behind them, Rafael Bush was a solid backup in his first year in Buffalo. Rookie Siran Neal played mainly special teams and Dean Marlowe was active for two games as a reserve. The 28-year old Alexander would certainly offer competition for a backup and special teams role.

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