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Tue, 19 Sep 2006 21:31:26 -0700
Mike Reiss, of the Boston Globe, reports the New England Patriots worked out FS Brent Alexander (Giants) Monday, Sept. 18.
Fri, 01 Sep 2006 19:51:57 -0700
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports the Seattle Seahawks held a tryout for free agent S Brent Alexander (Giants) Friday, Sept. 1.
Wed, 01 Mar 2006 12:21:44 -0800
The Associated Press reports former NFL S Brent Alexander said he still wants to play in the NFL, even though his former team, the New York Giants, said that he has retired. Alexander's agent, Jim Solano, said his client was considering retirement when it became clear the Giants were going to release him. "I think when he said he was leaning toward retirement, they assumed he was going to retire," Solano said. "They just ran with it before he had a chance to talk to me. We're not upset about it. We're appreciative of the fact that they were good enough to make the change now, rather than have him go through offseason workouts and training camp before cutting him." Giants general manager Ernie Accorsi said Saturday, Feb. 25, at the NFL scouting combine that Alexander was retiring. The Giants cut Alexander three days later.
Tue, 28 Feb 2006 09:19:08 -0800
Michael Eisen, of Giants.com, reports the New York Giants have released S Brent Alexander.
Sun, 26 Feb 2006 06:10:26 -0800
Mike Garafolo, of the Star-Ledger, reports New York Giants S Brent Alexander has not quite retired yet. His agent, Jim Solano, said there was a miscommunication between Alexander and the team. Regardless of whether Alexander retires or not, his days as a Giant are over. The team will give him the rest of the weekend to retire. If he doesn't, he will be released, general manager Ernie Accorsi said.
Sat, 25 Feb 2006 12:04:08 -0800
The Associated Press reports the New York Giants have announced the retirement of S Brent Alexander. Alexander, a starter last season, led the Giants with four interceptions and finished seventh on the team with 61 tackles.
Sat, 28 Jan 2006 19:16:43 -0800
Vinny DiTrani, of the Bergen Record, reports the New York Giants are awaiting final word whether S Brent Alexander wants to return for another season. Alexander is expected to retire.
Mon, 01 Aug 2005 10:22:58 -0700
Mike Garafolo, of the Star-Ledger, reports New York Giants S Brent Alexander is convinced that DT Kendrick Clancy is a perfect fit for the Giants' defense. "It's his quickness," Alexander said. "He's able to hit the blocker before he hits him. And he keeps his weight low. The bigger guys, they may not be as quick off the ball and it's hard for them to move blockers. All they do is hold their position."
Sun, 31 Jul 2005 14:08:25 -0700
Michael Eisen, of Giants.com, reports New York Giants FS Brent Alexander is working as the starter at free safety.
Mon, 06 Jun 2005 23:20:50 -0700
The Star-Ledger reports New York Giants secondary coach Ron Milus said Monday, June 6, there will be a three-way training camp battle to see who the team's starting two safeties will be. S Brent Alexander, S Shaun Williams and S Gibril Wilson are the three that will battle for the two spots. "We started minicamp with Brent and Gibril as our two primaries, knowing full well Shaun is capable of playing both positions," Milus said. "It's still a long process."
Wed, 01 Jun 2005 23:23:05 -0700
The Star-Ledger reports New York Giants S Brent Alexander ran with the first team defense at free safety during practice Wednesday, June 1.
Sun, 21 Nov 2004 19:23:18 -0800
New York Giants S Brent Alexander (undisclosed) suffered an undisclosed injury, with 4:55 remaining in the fourth quarter, during Week 11's game against the Atlanta Falcons, on an incomplete pass play. He left the field under his own power, according to AtlantaFalcons.com.
Thu, 09 Sep 2004 17:14:24 -0700
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin has announced the team will rotate safeties during the regular-season opener Sunday, Sept. 12, against the Philadelphia Eagles. FSs Brent Alexander and Omar Stoutmire, along with SS Shaun Williams, will rotate at the safety spots depending on the situation.
Fri, 03 Sep 2004 19:25:36 -0700
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin has not decided yet if S Omar Stoutmire or S Brent Alexander will be the team's starting free safety, according to Michael Eisen of Giants.com.
Sat, 31 Jul 2004 13:26:56 -0700
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said FS Brent Alexander is rotating in at the free safety position.
Mon, 05 Jul 2004 18:47:28 -0700
Michael Eisen, of Giants.com, reports New York Giants FS Brent Alexander is very familiar with the team's defensive schemes after playing for current Giants' defensive coordinator Tim Lewis for four seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers. "Knowing what to expect is always a big plus," Alexander said. "Because I was able to work with him the last four years, I know exactly where he is. We have a pretty good relationship and it is something to build on." Alexander, a free agent acquisition during the offseason, is expected to compete for the team's starting free safety spot.
Mon, 05 Jul 2004 18:17:14 -0700
New York Giants FS Brent Alexander is expected to push starting FS Omar Stoutmire for the starting free safety job during training camp, reports Michael Eisen of Giants.com. "This is a system he's very familiar with, and he stepped right in there," SS Shaun Williams said. "He performed well (in the June minicamps). He's a ball-hawk guy. He's a great pickup for us, no question, and we're looking forward to him helping us."
Fri, 28 May 2004 09:11:39 -0700
Paul Dottino, of the Bergen Record, reports the New York Giants' offseason additions of FSs Brent Alexander, Jack Brewer and Jason Doering could make Giants veteran starting FS Omar Stoutmire a salary-cap casualty next week.
Thu, 27 May 2004 11:24:18 -0700
Michael Eisen, of Giants.com, reports the New York Giants have signed S Brent Alexander (Steelers). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Wed, 07 Apr 2004 12:43:25 -0700
Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports the St. Louis Rams had free agent S Brent Alexander (Steelers) in for a visit Tuesday, April 6.
Fri, 26 Mar 2004 13:24:25 -0800
Pat Yasinskas, of the Charlotte Observer, reports free agent S Brent Alexander (Steelers) would like to return to the Carolina Panthers, according to Alexander's agent, Jim Solano. Alexander played for Carolina in 1998 and 1999. However, the Panthers have yet to make any contact with Alexander.
Mon, 22 Mar 2004 19:39:38 -0800
The Associated Press reports the Pittsburgh Steelers have released FS Brent Alexander.
Fri, 19 Mar 2004 12:00:10 -0800
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports the Pittsburgh Steelers will try to trade FS Brent Alexander, but they may release him if no deal can be done. The Steelers will save $950,000 on the salary cap if Alexander is removed.
Fri, 26 Dec 2003 12:45:33 -0800
Updating previous reports, Pittsburgh Steelers S Brent Alexander (hand) did not practice on Friday, Dec. 26.
Thu, 25 Dec 2003 10:05:08 -0800
Pittsburgh Steelers FS Brent Alexander (broken bone in hand) hopes to play against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 17, but he said the decision will be made by head coach Bill Cowher.
Tue, 23 Dec 2003 10:11:54 -0800
Pittsburgh Steelers S Brent Alexander (hand) is questionable for Week 17 with a broken hand. Head coach Bill Cowher refused to specify which hand is broken, not wanting to tip off the Baltimore Ravens. "The one that is wrapped," Cowher said. S Chris Hope will start if Alexander is unable to play.
Fri, 12 Dec 2003 11:31:18 -0800
Updating previous reports, Pittsburgh Steelers S Brent Alexander (ankle) practiced again on Friday, Dec. 12, and is expected to play in Week 15.
Thu, 11 Dec 2003 16:08:50 -0800
Pittsburgh Steelers S Brent Alexander (ankle) practiced Thursday, Dec. 11.
Wed, 10 Dec 2003 19:00:44 -0800
Pittsburgh Steelers FS Brent Alexander (ankle) practiced Wednesday, Dec. 10, and is expected to be fine for Week 15.
Tue, 09 Dec 2003 10:19:22 -0800
Pittsburgh Steelers FS Brent Alexander (ankle) should be in the starting lineup in Week 15.
Thu, 21 Aug 2003 12:11:47 -0700
Jerry DiPaola, of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, reports Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Bill Cowher said Steelers SS Mike Logan and FS Brent Alexander are the team's starting safeties "right now." However, that could change as Steelers rookie FS Troy Polamalu gets more comfortable with the defense. In two preseason games, Polamalu has yet to make an impact on the defense.
Wed, 20 Aug 2003 12:55:03 -0700
Bob Labriola, of Steelers.com, reports Pittsburgh Steelers FS Brent Alexander will start the Thursday, Aug. 21 pre-season game against the Dallas Cowboys at the strong safety position. Steelers head coach Bill Cowher indicated that Alexander would start for the season opener on Sept. 7 against the Baltimore Ravens.
Wed, 06 Nov 2002 21:55:12 -0800
The Post Gazette reports Pittsburgh Steelers S Brent Alexander (bruised elbow) was added to the team's injury list on Wednesday. He is probable and is scheduled to resume practicing Thursday.
Mon, 04 Nov 2002 10:10:35 -0800
The Post-Gazette reports Pittsburgh Steelers FS Brent Alexander (elbow) suffered a bruised elbow on Sunday. X-rays show no fracture and he’s expected to play in week ten.
Mon, 31 Dec 2001 21:11:41 -0800
The Post Gazette reports Pittsburgh Steelers backup CB Jason Simmons (hamstring) is OUT for Sunday's game. RBs Jerome Bettis (groin) and Amos Zereoue (shoulder) are questionable. Seven other players are probable, S Brent Alexander (back), G Alan Faneca (shoulder), LB Joey Porter (shoulder), WR Hines Ward (ankle), FB Jon Witman (ankle), LB Earl Holmes (knee) and G Rich Tylski (ribs).
Tue, 23 Oct 2001 21:10:10 -0700
The Post Gazette reports Pittsburgh Steelers CB Jason Simmons (hamstring) will be listed as questionable for Monday night's game. "Hopefully, the extra day will allow him to play," coach Bill Cowher said. FS Brent Alexander (hip pointer), SS Lee Flowers (groin), DE Kimo von Oelhoffen (groin), WR Hines Ward (ankle), SS Myron Bell (hamstring) and OT Marvel Smith (knee) will be listed as probable.
Sun, 21 Oct 2001 21:36:28 -0700
The Post Gazette reports Pittsburgh Steelers FS Brent Alexander left today's game with a left hip pointer, but he later returned. He does not expect to miss any time. CB Jason Simmons left with a hamstring injury, but he also does not expect to miss any playing time. WR Hines Ward (sprained left ankle) also left today's game, but he is expected to be OK and not to miss any time.
Wed, 15 Aug 2001 21:19:44 -0700
As an update to last night's story, the Post Gazette reports the details of Pittsburgh Steelers S Brent Alexander's contract extension as: it's a $3.3 million deal that could grow because of playing time and playoff bonuses that escalate from $300,000 to $650,000 each of the three years. Alexander will make $725,000 this season, then is scheduled to earn $725,000 in 2002, $750,000 in 2003 and $950,000 in 2004. He received a $850,000 signing bonus.
Tue, 14 Aug 2001 21:38:50 -0700
The Post Gazette reports the Pittsburgh Steelers have announced they signed FS Brent Alexander to a three-year extension, through the 2004 season. Financial terms weren't disclosed.
Wed, 25 Jul 2001 21:09:51 -0700
The Post-Gazette reports it appears Pittsburgh Steelers LB Mike Jones is the No. 1 candidate to be the team's starting inside linebacker and Brent Alexander has increased his hold on the starting job at free safety. Jones will also play the position in the dime defense. The starting nose tackle job is still up for grabs between second-year player Kendrick Clancy and rookie Casey Hampton.
Sat, 09 Jun 2001 09:50:08 -0700
Gerry Dulac, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, reports for the Sporting News that Pittsburgh Steelers S Mike Logan, who was added via free agency earlier this year, will be given a chance to unseat veteran Brent Alexander as the Steelers starting free safety.
Sat, 23 Dec 2000 11:25:29 -0800
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports Pittsburgh Steelers S Brent Alexander (fractured hand) plans to start this weekend but isn't sure how effective he'll be. LB Levon Kirkland (flu) returned to practice on Friday and will play this weekend.
Thu, 21 Dec 2000 15:07:25 -0800
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports most of the injured Steelers who took off Tuesday returned to practice Wednesday, including QB Kordell Stewart (calf), WR Courtney Hawkins (knee), FS Brent Alexander (hand), OT Wayne Gandy (calf) and DB Deshea Townsend (illness).
Wed, 20 Dec 2000 15:22:34 -0800
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports Pittsburgh Steelers S Brent Alexander is sporting a cast and splint on the middle finger of his left hand. Alexander is expected to play this weekend but isn't sure how the cast will affect his play. He hopes to be adjusted to it over the next few days.
Wed, 20 Dec 2000 14:51:52 -0800
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports Pittsburgh Steelers QB Kordell Stewart (calf), RB Jerome Bettis (leg), C Dermontti Dawson (hamstring), OL Wayne Gandy (shoulder), FS Brent Alexander (hand) and WR Courtney Hawkins (knee) missed practice on Tuesday. Everyone but Dawson is expected to return to practice by Thursday this week and be able to play this weekend. Dawson is likely to be ruled out for this weekend's game.