Chiefs trade LB DJ Alexander to Seahawks for LB Kevin Pierre-Louis

Chiefs trade LB DJ Alexander to Seahawks for LB Kevin Pierre-Louis

Chiefs trade LB DJ Alexander to Seahawks for LB Kevin Pierre-Louis

As training camp opens, the Seattle Seahawks and Kansas City Chiefs have agreed to a trade involving linebackers. The Seahawks are sending Kevin Pierre-Louis to Kansas City and they will receive D.J. Alexander in return. Despite missing most of the 2014 season due to a shoulder injury, Pierre-Louis played 34 games in three seasons and started once in 2015. He has 43 career tackles and should be an ILB in the Chiefs' 3-4 scheme. He played 298 snaps previous year, 71 on defense and 227 on special teams. Alexander, known for his special teams abilities, saw action in all 16 games of each season, recording 29 tackles, zero sacks, two forced fumbles and one safety. He played 48 snaps on defense a year ago along with 358 on special teams.

Alexander leaves the Chiefs after a pair of impressive seasons.

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Alexander, though, made the 2016 Pro Bowl as a special teams player and that is likely one of his main appeals for the Seahawks, who spent the offseason adding linebackers who could improve special teams. The team's rush defense struggled last season without Justin Houston, the team's best all-around outside linebacker and a strong run defender.

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