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Reports: 49ers adding LB Kwon Alexander to ACL-recovery ward

SANTA CLARA — Add linebacker Kwon Alexander to the 49ers’ risky infatuation with players coming off anterior cruciate ligament surgery.
Alexander, formerly of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, reportedly secured a free agency bonanza Monday and will join Jimmy Garoppolo and Jerick McKinnon in ACL comebacks this season on the 49ers.
The 49ers guaranteed $24 million to Alexander in a four-year, $54 million deal, ESPN reported. The 49ers did not confirm the deal, which can’t be formalized until 1 p.m. Wednesday when the new league year opens.
Running back Latavius Murray #28 of the Oakland Raiders is brought down by middle linebacker Kwon Alexander #58 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the third quarter at Raymond James Stadium on October 30, 2016 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Joseph Garnett Jr. /Getty Images) 
Alexander, 24, tore the ACL in his left knee Oct. 21. Once healthy, Alexander figures to line up at inside linebacker next to Fred Warner, a 16-game starter last year as a rookie.
Alexander led the NFL with 108 solo tackles in 2016. He was a 2015 fourth-round pick out of LSU and produced over 90 tackles his first three seasons while totaling six interceptions, six forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries as a Buc.

Simply put, a healthy Alexander has been a speedy play-maker, something the 49ers desperately need after producing only seven takeaways last season.

Blessings on Blessings
— Kwon Alexander (@kwon) March 11, 2019


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