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Virginia Tech football: Former Hokie Adonis Alexander signs with the New Orleans Saints

This is Alexander’s fourth NFL team since entering the league in 2018.

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Adonis Alexander played at Virginia Tech as a three-star defensive back from Charlotte back in 2014. Alexander would start in parts of three seasons for the Hokies at corner and safety before being ruled academically ineligible in his final season.

Alexander entered the 2018 NFL supplemental draft, where the Washington Football Team spent a sixth-round pick on Alexander. A big reason for Washington’s interest was former Hokie Torrian Gray. Gray was Washington’s secondary coach at the time.

Unfortunately, things didn’t work out for Alexander in Washington. He would spend the next three seasons bouncing from Washington to the Los Angeles Rams to San Francisco, going from the active roster to the practice squad.

Now, Alexander has a new home.

The 6-foot-3 defensive back signed with the New Orleans Saints this week.

The Saints have some talent at corner, with Marshon Lattimore as one of the best in the NFL. New Orleans also has veterans Patrick Robinson, P.J. Williams and Brian Poole, and rookies Paulsen Adebo and Bryce Thompson.

Could Alexander be an option at safety for the Saints?

He has great size and is physical. He did well in multiple roles for the Hokies.

It’s nice to see Alexander back in the NFL and yet another Virginia Tech defensive back is on an NFL roster.

Good luck, Adonis.