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Chiefs | Alexander to Retire With KC

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.

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Lions | Team Likely To Sign WR

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.

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Vikings | Alexander Released

Tue, 12 Aug 2003 21:20:15 -0700

The Minnesota Vikings have released WR Derrick Alexander, according to Vikings.com.

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Vikings | Alexander Working On Making Comeback

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."

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Vikings | Alexander Activated

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.

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Vikings | Alexander Cleared

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.

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Vikings | Alexander Still Slowed by Injury

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.

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Vikings | Alexander Accepts Pay Cut

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.

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Vikings | More On Alexander

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.

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Vikings | Alexander Salary Slashed?

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.

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Vikings | Could Pursue Crowell

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.

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Vikings | Alexander: Restructure or Be Cut

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.

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Vikings | No Decision Yet On Alexander

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.

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Vikings | Alexander Done

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.

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Vikings | Plan At WR

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.

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Vikings | Alexander To IR

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.

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Vikings | Alexander May Be Done With Vikes, For More Than Year

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.

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Vikings | D. Alexander Has Torn ACL

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.

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Vikings | Alexander to Undergo MRI

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.

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Vikings | Alexander Suffers Sprained Knee

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.

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Vikings | Alexander Tidbit

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.

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Vikings | Alexander To Start

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.

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Vikings | Alexander Impresses

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.

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Vikings | Alexaner Draws Praise

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.

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Vikings | Alexander Note

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.

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Vikings | Bates Back As No. 2?

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.

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Vikings | WRs To Compete

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.”

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Vikings | Battle For No. 2

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.

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Vikings | Alexander Steps Up

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."

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Vikings | Alexander Pushing

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."

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Vikings | Alexander Does Well

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.

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Vikings | Tice Talks Up Alexander

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.

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Vikings | Alexander Returns

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.

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Vikings | Running Only

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.

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Vikings | Alexander Won't Play

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.

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Vikings | Alexander Not Doing So Well - Still

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.

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Vikings | Alexander Back

Mon, 05 Aug 2002 23:19:49 -0700

The Associated Press reports Minnesota Vikings WR Derrick Alexander (calf strain) was back at practice Monday.

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Vikings | Alexander Note

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.

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Vikings | Limited Action

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.

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Vikings | Limited Action

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.

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Vikings | Limited In Practice

Wed, 31 Jul 2002 21:12:59 -0700

The AP reports Minnesota Vikings WR Derrick Alexander (strained quadriceps) was limited in practice Wednesday.

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Vikings | Bates Working as No. 2

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.

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Vikings | Alexander Makes Practice Debut

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.

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Vikings | More On Alexander

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.

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Vikings | More on Alexander

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.

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Vikings | Alexander Landed

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.

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Vikings | More On Alexander

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).

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Buccaneers | More At WR

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.

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Buccaneers | Free Agent WR Notes

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.

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Buccaneers | Alexander Stops By

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.

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