The Raiders made a move today prior to their final preseason game. The team has bulked up their linebacking corps and special teams with the addition of 9-year NFL veteran linebacker Lorenzo Alexander.
The Berkeley native and former All Pac-10 performer out of Cal played his first seven seasons in Washington from 2006 to 2012. In 2012 he was named to the Pro Bowl as a special teamer with 31 special teams tackles. He was also twice named the Redskins' Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee. The past two seasons, he played for the Cardinals, who the Raiders played last Sunday. In that game, Alexander had two special teams tackles and one tackle on defense.
The 6-1, 245-pounder has appeared in 111 career games with 16 starts -- 12 of which came in 2010 as an outside linebacker. He has collected a career 154 tackles (95 solo), 9.0 sacks, three forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and six passes defended. He has also added 94 special teams stops.
In a corresponding move, the Raiders waived undrafted rookie linebacker Horace Miller.