|5||Lions||W 19 - 17||2||2||0||0||0||0|
|4||Browns||L 7 - 14||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|3||Seahawks||W 30 - 17||2||1||1||0||0||0|
|2||@Cardinals||L 33 - 34||5||3||2||0||0||0|
|1||@Bengals||L 24 - 27||1||1||0||0||1||0|
Alexander signed with the Bengals as an unrestricted free agent in March, after spending his first four seasons (2016-19) with the Minnesota Vikings ... Used primarily as a slot/nickel CB with the Vikings ... Helped Minnesota to top-five NFL rankings in both total defense and passing defense in three of his four seasons with the team ... Enters 2020 with 55 career games played (10 starts), 100 tackles, 4.5 sacks, 21 PDs, two INTs and a FR ... Considered a good blitzer, he led NFL all NFL CBs in sacks in 2018 ... Originally a Vikings second-round draft pick out of Clemson in 2016.
Bengals Defense Seeks Same Traits As Scheme Evolves
The Bengals may be running a different blueprint on defense these days, but the specifications of the prospective players haven't budged one centimeter or kilogram.
"Corners and rushers, man. Corners and rushers," said defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo before he went into morning meetings this week. "You have to be able to affect the quarterback."