Now that free agency has slowed down considerably, the Buffalo Bills are welcoming in their fair share of free agents. On Friday, linebacker Lorenzo Alexander and safety Colt Anderson were at One Bills Drive. Both players could provide depth on the defense and contribute on special teams.
Alexander, 32, will be entering the 11th season on his career in the NFL. He's spent time with the Baltimore Ravens, Washington Redskins, Arizona Cardinals, and Oakland Raiders. Last season in Oakland, Alexander registered 13 total tackles. For the majority of his career, Alexander has been a depth option on teams. The 2010 season is the only time that Alexander started more than three games in a year. In 2010, he made 12 starts and registered 57 total tackles, 1.5 sacks, two passes defensed, and two forced fumbles. Although Alexander wouldn't contribute much on defense, he'd be used quite a bit on special teams. Alexander was the NFC's special teams Pro Bowl representative in 2012 with the Redskins.
Anderson, 30, is entering his seventh NFL season. He played four seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles and the last two years with the Indianapolis Colts. The safety has started in seven career games. His most productive year was in 2012 with the Eagles. That season, Anderson started in four games and recorded 33 total tackles, three passes defensed, one interception, and one forced fumble. Much like Alexander, Anderson would be utilized on special teams.