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Q&A mailbag: The importance of Lorenzo Alexander, Buffalo Bills players primed for a 2019 breakout season

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The Buffalo Bills re-signed Lorenzo Alexander this week and the defensive chess piece and special teams ace was an important signing for the team following the retirement of Kyle Williams.

This week, we answer a host of Buffalo Bills questions: the importance of the Alexander deal, what current player is the biggest piece on offense not named Josh Allen, second-year players poised for a breakout 2019, hurdles to signing free agents, acquiring Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell, and the future of Ray-Ray McCloud.

As always, you can call us at 716-508-0405 to leave your question about the Bills. That line is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so call any time! You can tweet us @RumblingsQandA, email us at BuffaloRumblings@SBNation.com, or leave a comment below.


Featured question of the week

How important was the re-signing of Lorenzo Alexander?

The Bills obviously felt it was really important. The season finished and not even three weeks later he’s already under contract. The timing of it shows the urgency.

Before the Senior Bowl, before the Combine, before free agency, and before they really had to, the Bills inked Alexander and probably gave him a little more money than he would earn on the open market. (We’re not faulting them, by the way.) For comparison, Williams didn’t re-sign until the middle of March last year.

Alexander played more than 60% of the team’s defensive snaps and more than 30% of the special teams snaps, too. He was a disruptive force on defense, forcing the most QB pressures from the LB spot in the league. It’s not like he’s performing at a low level, so the deal made sense.

Add in a bunch of cap space and the departure of Williams, and it was a no-brainer.

Now Alexander can continue helping the ultra-young LB corps of Tremaine Edmunds and Matt Milano become more seasoned pros while getting after the quarterback on a consistent basis.

You can call and leave your question at 716-508-0405 any time day or night, tweet us @RumblingsQandA, email us at BuffaloRumblings@SBNation.com, or leave a comment in the comments section below. Shows drop on Wednesday every week during the offseason.

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