*This Report was updated at 12:35PM EST to reflect updated reports on Kwon Alexander.
In a report by Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, the Bucs are preparing to lose LB Kwon Alexander to free agency. As the NY Jets and San Francisco 49ers are now pursuing him.
#Bucs are bracing to lose WR Adam Humphries and/or LB Kwon Alexander to free agency. Humphries could get $9-million to $10-million APY with Jets as a big suitor. Alexander is being pursued by the Jets and 49ers and seeking an elite deal between $10-million $12-million APY.
— Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD) March 11, 2019
He is reportedly seeking a deal in the $12 million per year range. The Bucs have reportedly offered him, after his injury, a contract extension at $10 million per year.
Talks since that point though have stalled.
Benjamin Allbright reported just before noon that the Jets are very interested in Alexander.
Jets are very interested in LB Kwon Alexander.
— Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) March 11, 2019
Ian Rapoport of NFL.com as confirms these reports.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 11, 2019
The Bucs underestimated his market from what I'm hearing…that's the issue. https://t.co/mZCRQVN8jv
— JennaLaineESPN (@JennaLaineESPN) March 11, 2019
It looks like Alexander’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, isn’t getting the +$12 million offers they were anticipating. That said the Bucs are now reports that that they are still trying to find a way to keep him. As obviously they wouldn’t want to lose him if they can help it. Per Dianna Russini.
Stay tuned to BucsReport.com as this story develops.