Mister Alexander Promoted to Texans Active Roster
Patrick D. Starr
The Houston Texans to fill the void left by injured inside linebacker Darryl Sharpton, the Texans promoted rookie linebacker Mister Alexander from the practice squad today. It will be interesting to see where
Alexander fits in the scheme of things, but he will definitely be apart of the
special teams moving forward.
Alexander came to Houston as an undrafted free agent from
Florida St. University in 2011. At 6’3” 227 lbs. Alexander came to FSU as a
safety and evolved into a linebacker at the college level. Hurt majority of
camp, Alexander made it to the practice squad without playing many snaps during the preseason. Clocked at 4.6 in the 40 yard dash, Alexander provides the Texans a raw inside backer.
Also with the promotion of Alexander the Texans also signed rookie inside linebacker Derrell Smith to the practice squad. At 6’0” and 244 lbs, Smith comes to the Texans after spending time on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice squad. Smith is a rookie linebacker from Syracuse University, started
his career as a running back in college and converted to linebacker at the beginning of the 2007 season.
The Texans have been filling roles to cover up the rash of injuries that have hit the team, expect to see Alexander as a contributor on special teams if he makes the active roster for the game.