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Silver Minings: Should Raiders sign linebacker Kwon Alexander?

Bleacher Report names LV a top destination for the veteran

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Heading into training camp, there’s no doubt that linebacker is one of the weakest position groups on the Las Vegas Raiders’ roster. Divine Deablo headlines a cast of players who are either fringe veteran starters, late-round picks or undrafted free agents.

Meanwhile, former Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New York Jets linebacker Kwon Alexander is still available on the free-agent market and could help bolster the second level of the Raiders’ defense. Bleacher Report’s Moe Moton recently named Las Vegas as a top destination for Alexander, as Moton’s rationale is explained below.

In recent years, Alexander has played well on all three downs. Since 2021, he’s allowed a passer rating below 90 and recorded four sacks and 13 tackles for loss. Last season with the Jets, the 6’1”, 227-pounder only missed 5.5 percent of his tackle attempts. He’s a trustworthy veteran who can immediately fill a need in the middle of a defense.

The Raiders should be the first team linked to Alexander. Even though Divine Deablo has a chance to develop into a starter and leader at the position, the club should consider a veteran who’s been there and done that already. Alexander fits the description.

Potential Landing Spots: Las Vegas Raiders; New York Giants; Dallas Cowboys

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