The Minnesota Vikings desperately needed veteran help in their secondary, even after signing Patrick Peterson last week. And to find that help, they have turned to a familiar face. Mackensie Alexander was drafted by Minnesota and played under Mike Zimmer for his first four seasons in the NFL, before leaving for Cincinnati last offseason. Now, he returns to his purple and gold roots.
It's a one-year deal worth the veteran minimum (along with a signing bonus) for Alexander, according to league sources. https://t.co/TWV4dEtiHI— Courtney Cronin (@CourtneyRCronin) March 27, 2021
#Vikings move on Mackensie Alexander makes it very interesting to know what might be in store for Jeff Gladney if Alexander takes over as nickel back. Patrick Peterson says he will be a cornerback & Cameron Dantzler figures to be the other starter. Does Gladney go to the bench?— Chris Tomasson (@christomasson) March 27, 2021
Alexander left Minnesota in frustration, last offseason, so this proves a couple of old sayings. The grass wasn’t greener on the other side for Mack and time clearly healed whatever wounds had been gouged in the past by the Vikings decisionmakers.
As for Vikings fans, I’m just happy we found more CB depth. Now… how about that offensive line?
Eric Strack | Minnesota Sports Fan