Chiefs Trade Linebacker D.J. Alexander To Seahawks

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Nov 6, 2016; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs linebacker D.J. Alexander (57) watches play on the sidelines during the second half against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs won 19-14. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 6, 2016; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs linebacker D.J. Alexander (57) watches play on the sidelines during the second half against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs won 19-14. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Chiefs announced earlier that they have traded linebacker D.J. Alexander to the Seahawks. In two seasons, Alexander played in 32 games and started in one. His main contribution lied on special teams.


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This decision helps clear out the linebacker position in camp. Derrick Johnson returned for camp, and a battle brews for who plays alongside him. With rookie Ukeme Eligwe coming in, the depth chart at linebacker continues to grow.

New Chief Kevin Pierre-Louis comes in with 34 career games played in three seasons. His rookie season was cut short, but he managed to stay healthy during his last two seasons. He likely will come in to contribute on special teams, and may get time as an off ball linebacker. He also could see time as a rusher if given the opportunity. Time will tell to see how the Chiefs use their new linebacker.

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