Dolphins sign safety Gerald Alexander

The Dolphins addressed their depth at safety this afternoon, inking Gerald Alexander to an undisclosed deal.

The 2007 second-round draft pick out of Boise State has started 30 of 41 games in his four-year career.

At 27-years-old, Alexander had his career year as a rookie, accounting for 81 tackles, registering 2.0 sacks, and picking off two passes for the Detroit Lions.

His last decent season came in 2009 when he managed 55 tackles and two interceptions for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Alexander is listed as a free safety, which may immediately draw conclusions that the Dolphins aren’t satisfied with Chris Clemons and Reshad Jones. But not so fast.

He said he’ll learn both free and strong safety on twitter, likely meaning he’ll be competition for backup strong safety Tyrone Culver. Culver required the help of the trainers last night for an apparent injury, but was able to walk off the field on his own power.

It’s unknown whether or not Alexander is being brought in because Culver may miss time or because the Dolphins just aren’t happy with his production. Either way, Culver’s relief from Jimmy Wilson moving to corner was short lived and now his roster spot is once again in jeopardy. 

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