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Saints Reportedly Put Pro-Bowl Defender on Trade Block

By michael obermuller
Kwon Alexander may be on the trade block for the New Orleans Saints.
Kwon Alexander may be on the trade block for the New Orleans Saints. / Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

With NFL free agency and the NFL Draft approaching, many teams find themselves trying to shed cap space by moving veterans. Numerous players have already been released around the league, as things tend to go this time of year, but some top talent may even be available for trade due to salary cap hits.

Dov Kleiman highlights the Philadelphia Eagles in this tweet, but if you read on you'll notice many star players that may be available according to insider Albert Breer. One name that stands out is Pro-Bowl linebacker Kwon Alexander, who was only traded to the New Orleans Saints last season.

Alexander first made a name for himself with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a do-it-all outside linebacker in 4-3 schemes. He excells in coverage, but also had a career-high 145 total tackles in 2016 and 8.5 career sacks.

The potential has always been there for Alexander, but the trouble has been staying on the field. He played just six games for the Bucs in 2018, and eight for the San Francisco 49ers in 2019. After a split season in 2020, Alexander may find himself up for grabs yet again approaching his age-27 season.

If these reports are accurate, and they probably are based on the Saints cap woes, Alexander is certainly the type of player that may garner some interest. The question is, what exactly would other teams be willing to give up for him when NOLA might be forced to release him anyway? Cutting Alexander would save $13 million-plus in cap, the same result as a trade.

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