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San Francisco 49ers Sign Linebacker Kwon Alexander

Jason Cobb

A former IT analyst with Cisco Systems in San Jose, California, Jason Cobb specialized in strategic alignment and was responsible for driving project standardization and excellence. Beyond his professional pursuits, Jason Cobb is a passionate fan of several California sports teams, including the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL).

The NFL free agent period officially began on March 13, but several deals had already been announced by reporters. On March 11, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network confirmed that the 49ers had signed 24-year-old linebacker Kwon Alexander to a four-year, $54 million contract. As a result, Alexander, who played only six games last season, will make more per season ($13.5 million) than Luke Kuechly ($12.4 million), who is widely viewed as one of the league's best linebackers.
Originally selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the fourth round of the 2015 NFL Draft, Alexander has 380 tackles, seven quarterback sacks, and six forced fumbles through 46 career regular-season games. He led the league in solo tackles (108) in 2016 and played in his first Pro Bowl in 2017. He is expected to start alongside second-year linebacker Fred Warner in 2019.

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