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Jets Sign Safety Gerald Alexander @GAlexander21

Jets Sign Safety Gerald Alexander @GAlexander21

The New York Jets added a new Safety today, Gerald Alexander (@GAlexander21).  He joins Gang Green to replace the recently injured Jim Leonhard (@JimLeonhard).

JennyVrentas Confirmed that Jets will sign S Gerald Alexander to bolster depth at position. #nyj 12/13/11 3:18 PM
GAlexander21 Now let’s go get a F’N snack! 12/13/11 2:59 PM

Detroit Lions

Gerald replaces Jim Leonhard

Alexander played all 16 games of his rookie season when safety Daniel Bullocks suffered a season-ending knee injury during a preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts. During that 2007 season Gerald recorded 81 tackles, 59 solo and 22 assisted. He also had 2 sacks, interceptions and fumble recoveries.

Jacksonville Jaguars

On June 26, 2009, he was traded to the Jacksonville Jaguars for Dennis Northcutt. On October 19, 2010, the Jaguars released Alexander.[1]

Carolina Panthers

On November 23, the Panthers signed Alexander.[2] He became a free agent after the season.

Miami Dolphins

Alexander signed with the Miami Dolphins on August 28, 2011. Alexander was released on September 2, 2011 by the Miami Dolphins. Re-signed on October 19, 2011.

New York Jets

Alexander was signed by the New York Jets on December 13, 2011 to add depth to the safety position following a season-ending injury to starting safety Jim Leonhard.[3]