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Fri, 22 Jul 2005 10:04:56 -0700
The Kansas City Chiefs have announced that free agent WR Derrick Alexander (Vikings) has signed a contract with the team and will retire as a member of the Chiefs. "We're pleased and proud that Derrick requested that he retire from the NFL as a member of the Chiefs," said Chiefs president Carl Peterson. "Derrick was a very productive receiver for this franchise. We are just as pleased that he and his family have made Kansas City their home." Alexander spent nine seasons in the NFL, playing for the Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens, Kansas City and the Minnesota Vikings. His last season was with Minnesota in 2002.
Tue, 02 Dec 2003 07:32:59 -0800
Tom Kowalski, of MLive.com, reports the Detroit Lions will likely sign a wide receiver this week to fill WR Charles Rogers' (collarbone, IR) roster spot. While the team has worked out WRs Derrick Alexander and Karsten Bailey, WR James Williams (Seahawks) seems to be the Lions' top choice. A deal has not yet been offered.
Tue, 12 Aug 2003 21:20:15 -0700
The Minnesota Vikings have released WR Derrick Alexander, according to Vikings.com.
Tue, 29 Jul 2003 13:14:22 -0700
Bill Williamson, of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, reports Minnesota Vikings WR Derrick Alexander (knee) still has a way to go to become a starter, but the coaching staff believes he can be in the receiving rotation after coming back from an ACL injury he suffered last November. At this point, Alexander is the No. 5 receiver. He began last season at No. 2. "I know (Vikings head) coach (Mike) Tice is counting on me," Alexander said. "Hopefully, I can become a good player again."
Tue, 29 Jul 2003 06:52:21 -0700
Bill Williamson, of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, reports Minnesota Vikings WR Derrick Alexander (knee) was activated off the physically-unable-to-perform list in time to practice Sunday, July 27.
Thu, 29 May 2003 08:55:03 -0700
Updating previous reports, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports Minnesota Vikings WR Derrick Alexander (knee), who is recovering from knee surgery, has been cleared to take part in all parts of practice except full-team work.
Wed, 07 May 2003 01:27:25 -0700
The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports Minnesota Vikings WR Derrick Alexander (knee) wasn’t able to go through a full practice for the team on Monday.
Wed, 02 Apr 2003 05:20:08 -0800
Updating previous reports, Bill Williamson for the Pioneer Press reports Minnesota Vikings WR Derrick Alexander accepted a pay cut Tuesday to remain with the team. The new deal is believed to be worth the league minimum plus some incentives.
Wed, 26 Mar 2003 05:13:54 -0800
Sean Jensen reports for the Pioneer Press the Minnesota Vikings hope WR Derrick Alexander (knee), who was rehabbing his knee Tuesday, will accept a pay cut this week. His contract for this year is for $1.7 million.
Tue, 18 Mar 2003 21:07:36 -0800
The Star Tribune reports the agent for Minnesota Vikings WR Derrick Alexander would not comment on whether Alexander has agreed to take a pay cut in order to remain with the team. Reportedly, his salary was cut from $1.4 million to $650,000.
Fri, 28 Feb 2003 06:22:06 -0800
Bill Williamson reports for the Pioneer Press the Minnesota Vikings may pursue free agent WR Germane Crowell (Lions), if they don't bring back WR Derrick Alexander at a reduced rate.
Thu, 20 Feb 2003 05:55:45 -0800
Updating previous reports, Bill Williamson for the Pioneer Press reports the Minnesota Vikings are still working to restructure the contract of WR Derrick Alexander. If he does not agree, he will be cut.
Thu, 13 Feb 2003 05:05:46 -0800
Bill Williamson for the Pioneer Press reports Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Tice said he has not decided to release WR Derrick Alexander yet. The team has been talking to his agent about restructuring the contract he signed last year.
Wed, 06 Nov 2002 20:30:17 -0800
As expected, the Star Tribune reports the Minnesota Vikings have now placed WR Derrick Alexander (knee) on IR. His 2002 season is over.
Wed, 06 Nov 2002 14:15:31 -0800
Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Tice said with WR Derrick Alexander (knee) headed to IR, the team will be young at WR. D'Wayne Bates will move into the No. 2 WR slot, with youngster Cedric James serving as the No. 3. Special teams veteran Chris Walsh will also be working in a bit at the position.
Wed, 06 Nov 2002 13:24:33 -0800
As an update to previous reports, ESPN reports Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Tice said WR Derrick Alexander (knee) will be placed on injured reserve, which will officially end his 2002 season.
Tue, 05 Nov 2002 15:07:21 -0800
The Pioneer Press reports Minnesota Vikings WR Derrick Alexander (knee) might be done for more than the year with the team. He signed a five-year, $3.1 million contract in the off-season, but he could be released after the season because of his poor play when he was playing. Head coach Mike Tice hasn’t ruled Alexander out for the season, but his ACL injury will probably find him on injured reserve.
Mon, 04 Nov 2002 11:14:36 -0800
Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Tice said WR Derrick Alexander (knee) suffered a torn ACL. He will not play this week and the team is still determining his status for the remainder of the season.
Mon, 04 Nov 2002 10:58:27 -0800
The Pioneer Press reports Minnesota Vikings WR Derrick Alexander (knee) will undergo an MRI on Monday to determine the extent of his knee injury. He said he’s confident he won’t miss much time, but there’s a chance he could miss two to four weeks of action. He was taken off the field by a cart in the second quarter.
Sun, 03 Nov 2002 11:46:52 -0800
Buccaneers.com reports Minnesota Vikings WR Derrick Alexander (knee) suffered a sprained right knee during the second quarter of Sunday’s game against Tampa Bay and his return to the game is doubtful.
Mon, 28 Oct 2002 07:42:41 -0800
The Pioneer Press reports Minnesota Vikings WR Derrick Alexander returned to the starting lineup on Sunday, replacing D’Wayne Bates (back) because he was out with a back injury, but managed just 1 reception for 9 yards during the game.
Sun, 27 Oct 2002 09:05:47 -0800
The Minnesota Vikings have announced WR Derrick Alexander will start in place of WR D'Wayne Bates.
Fri, 25 Oct 2002 13:49:57 -0700
Sean Jensen, of the Pioneer Press, reports Minnesota Vikings coaches have been impressed with the way WR Derrick Alexander reacted after he was benched last week. He responded positively, making the most of his opportunities last weekend.
Mon, 21 Oct 2002 22:26:44 -0700
The Ap reports Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Tice was impressed with WR Derrick Alexander on Sunday. Tice said Alexander |played with much more fervor," and that Alexander would be back in the three-wide out package come Sunday. Offensive coordinator Scott Linehan said he expects Alexander and D'Wayne Bates to continue competing for the job as Minnesota's No. 2 receiver.
Thu, 17 Oct 2002 20:21:48 -0700
Kevin Seifert reports for the Star Tribune Minnesota Vikings WR Derrick Alexander does not know where he fits in on the team's depth chart. Coach Mike Tice said he has not officially determined whether Alexander or D'Wayne Bates will start Sunday against the Jets. Earlier he had said he was leaning to Bates. Tice also did not say whether the loser of that competition will play in three-receiver sets ahead of WR Chris Walsh. Based on this week's practice, Alexander said: "I feel like they've kind of already made their decision, and put D'Wayne in front of me." Asked if he was concerned he could get buried on the depth chart, Alexander said: "It could happen. I've seen it happen before." Alexander said he knows he's a better player then he has shown so far.
Wed, 16 Oct 2002 20:45:23 -0700
Vikings.com reports Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Tice said Wednesday WR D'Wayne Bates will probably start Sunday as the team's No. 2 WR. He plans to give Bates and WR Derrick Alexander a chance. "I don't know that there is competition for the starting job. I think I'm disappointed with the lack of productivity out of our three wide receiver package in passing," said Tice.
Tue, 15 Oct 2002 15:06:39 -0700
As an update to previous reports, the Star Tribune reports WRs Derrick Alexander and D’Wayne Bates will compete all week for the second starting WR position. “I talked to Mike [Tice] about it, and we’re going to put that position into competition,” offensive coordinator Scott Linehan said. “We need to get more consistent play out of the ‘X’ position, more production, in order to be more explosive on the other side.”
Tue, 15 Oct 2002 07:51:34 -0700
Updating an ongoing story, Bill Williamson reports for the Pioneer Press Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Tice is once again thinking over whether WR Derrick Alexander or WR D'Wayne Bates will be the team's No. 2 WR. Alexander has struggled since winning the job before Vikings lost to Seattle in the fourth game of the season, so they are considering putting Bates back in the lineup.
Thu, 26 Sep 2002 21:07:43 -0700
The Star Tribune reports Minnesota Vikings WR Derrick Alexander will start this week ahead of WR D'Wayne Bates in a two-WR set. Alexander "started" last week's game, but the team opened the game in a three-WR set. "I talked to D'Wayne about it," offensive coordinator Scott Linehan said. "It's one of those things where, at some point you have to give the guy you brought in to be the No. 2 receiver a chance to shine. Derrick has the kind of ability to get that second deep threat on the field. That's what we're going to need to have."
Mon, 26 Aug 2002 20:11:00 -0700
The Star Tribune reports Minnesota Vikings WR Derrick Alexander is pushing WR D'Wayne Bates for the team's No. 2 WR slot. Alexander will see significant time with the first-team offense Thursday in Pittsburgh. "Derrick has made a little bit of noise the last two weeks," offensive coordinator Scott Linehan said. "And that's good."
Sat, 17 Aug 2002 10:36:25 -0700
Sean Jensen reports for the Pioneer Press Minnesota Vikings WR Derrick Alexander (calf) made his pre-season debut and he performed well. He caught two passes for 52 yards.
Wed, 14 Aug 2002 15:37:15 -0700
Vikings.com reports Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Tice continues to be impressed with WR Derrick Alexander, now that he is practicing with the team. "He looks great, I'll tell you what I didn't know he had such soft hands, he catches everything, low balls, high balls, balls behind him, I'm very impressed with his hands, he looks good," said Tice on Wednesday.
Mon, 12 Aug 2002 15:31:58 -0700
Vikings.com reports Minnesota Vikings WR Derrick Alexander (calf) returned to practice Monday. Coach Mike Tice said he "looked good" at practice. "I told him I knew sooner or later he would be back, he kind of laughed. He caught a nice out route, he caught a nice one down the boundary. I think he's anxious to get back and be a part of this," said Tice.
Thu, 08 Aug 2002 20:39:34 -0700
The AP reports Minnesota Vikings WR Derrick Alexander (calf) did some running at practice Thursday, but he seemed to be favoring his injured left leg. As noted earlier, he won't play this weekend.
Wed, 07 Aug 2002 21:44:52 -0700
The Associated Press reports Minnesota Vikings WR Derrick Alexander (quad strain) will not play in this weekend's pre-season game.
Tue, 06 Aug 2002 22:29:07 -0700
According to the Star Tribune, Minnesota Vikings WR Derrick Alexander (quad) underwent an MRI exam Monday night. He has had recurring soreness in his left quadriceps. He has a slight tear. He did not practice Tuesday and likely won't scrimmage Wednesday night.
Mon, 05 Aug 2002 23:19:49 -0700
The Associated Press reports Minnesota Vikings WR Derrick Alexander (calf strain) was back at practice Monday.
Sat, 03 Aug 2002 18:47:40 -0700
The Associated Press reports Minnesota Vikings WR Derrick Alexander (calf) is still disappointing coach Mike Tice by not being able to practice. When asked if he was disappointed by Alexander's absence from Saturday morning's practice with the Kansas City Chiefs, Tice said: "What do you think? Yeah." "I wish that players, when they have a chance to compete for a starting spot, would step up to the plate and go out and compete for that spot, but that's not the case with all players," Tice added.
Sat, 03 Aug 2002 06:57:42 -0700
The AP reports Minnesota Vikings WR Derrick Alexander (calf) was only able to do a few individual drills on Friday.
Thu, 01 Aug 2002 19:29:04 -0700
The Star Tribune reports Minnesota Vikings WR Derrick Alexander (strained quadriceps) was limited during practice Thursday. He sat out team drills.
Wed, 31 Jul 2002 21:12:59 -0700
The AP reports Minnesota Vikings WR Derrick Alexander (strained quadriceps) was limited in practice Wednesday.
Tue, 23 Jul 2002 07:09:19 -0700
Sean Jensen, of the Pioneer Press, reports Minnesota Vikings WR D’Wayne Bates is working as a starting wide receiver for the team entering training camp. Bates regularly worked out with QBs Daunte Culpepper and Todd Bouman and was impressive during minicamps. WR Derrick Alexander, also a free agent addition during the off-season, will battle with him for the starting job during training camp. The loser of the battle will be the team’s No. 3 receiver.
Sat, 08 Jun 2002 16:03:34 -0700
Vikings.com reports wide receiver Derrick Alexander, the newest member of the Minnesota Vikings, joined his new team at practice on Saturday. Alexander said he is really excited to join the Vikings and they stepped forward and made him very comfortable. He said he hasn’t done much since January so he’s going to need some time to get into football shape and shake the rust off. Head coach Mike Tice said the team threw some deep passes to Alexander to give everyone a good look at him on Saturday. Unfortunately, none of the passes turned into a completion.
Sat, 08 Jun 2002 08:24:26 -0700
Mike Wells reports for the Pioneeer Press WR Derrick Alexanders's three-year contract with the Minnesota Vikings included $2 million in guaranteed money, which is is lieu of a signing bonus. Alexander's deal includes $1.2 million in incentives over the life of the contract. He's expected to join the team for mini-camp Saturday. With Alexander the Vikings believe they have a receiver who can make teams pay for double-teaming WR Randy Moss.
Fri, 07 Jun 2002 12:58:12 -0700
Updating earlier reports, ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports WR Derrick Alexander's deal with the Minnesota Vikings is a three-year, $5.1 million contract.
Fri, 07 Jun 2002 11:36:19 -0700
ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports the Minnesota Vikings have reached an agreement with free agent WR Derrick Alexander. Terms of the deal have not yet been released.
Thu, 06 Jun 2002 21:54:54 -0700
The Star Tribune reports the Minnesota Vikings continue to wait on free agent WR Derrick Alexander (Chiefs). Two teams expected to show interest in Alexander, Atlanta and San Diego, have not displayed much interest. Also, New England is said to be unwilling to pay a free agent receiver much more than the veteran's minimum. As noted earlier, the Bucs appear to be targeting free agent WR Keenan McCardell (Jaguars).
Thu, 06 Jun 2002 21:43:27 -0700
The Tampa Tribune reports one Tampa Bay Buccaneers high ranking official said Thursday free agent WR Keenan McCardell is the receiver the Bucs want most and that an offer to WR Derrick Alexander may only be submitted if the team loses McCardell to another team, which is quite possible. The Kansas City Chiefs coaching staff is reportedly pressing management there to get a deal for McCardell done quickly.
Thu, 06 Jun 2002 19:19:56 -0700
Updating earlier stories, the Tampa Tribune reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers remain hopeful either free agent WR Keenan McCardell (Jaguars) or Derrick Alexander (Chiefs) will sign with them. The Bucs have yet to make an offer to Alexander, agent Peter Schaffer said. "As soon as the right deal comes in, we'll make our decision," Schaffer said. McCardell reportedly has told close associates that he is hoping to get a five-year deal with a $5.5 million signing bonus. Alexander is believed to be seeking a deal worth only slightly less.
Thu, 06 Jun 2002 09:04:00 -0700
Updating previous reports, the St. Petersburg Times reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers entertained free agent WR Derrick Alexander (Chiefs) on Wednesday. Alexander said he’s hopeful of getting a deal worked out and that he feels good about the situation in Tampa Bay.