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Buffalo Bills hosting free-agent safety Maurice Alexander, per report

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Alexander a veteran depth option.

The Buffalo Bills are hosting former Seattle Seahawks safety Maurice Alexander on a free-agent visit Thursday and Friday, report NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Alexander played in nine games for the Seahawks a year ago but hasn’t started a game since 2017.

Alexander, who has 23 starts over his five-year NFL career, would be a depth option at safety and a special teamer for Buffalo, competing with Rafael Bush, Dean Marlowe, and Siran Neal for a role as a backup to Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer.

He was picked by the then-St. Louis Rams in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He has two career interceptions to go with a fumble recovery and 118 tackles. He played 113 special-teams snaps for the Seahawks in 2018, or about 29% of all the special teams plays, but didn’t take a single snap on defense. In 2017 with the Rams, he was in on 21% of the defensive snaps after playing 84% in 2016.