Special teams ace Lorenzo Alexander will not be joining the Pittsburgh Steelers as the former Washington Redskins linebacker has agreed to three-year deal with the Arizona Cardinals, according to Josina Anderson of ESPN on Twitter.
It was reported on Tuesday that the Steelers were one of several teams interested in Alexander, who made the Pro Bowl last year due to his special teams play under Danny Smith, who is now the special teams coach in Pittsburgh.
Alexander will now lead the Cardinals special teams unit, which just so happens to be coached by the Steelers former special teams coach, Amos Jones.
If indeed the Steelers had interest in signing Alexander, I am willing to bet that it came down to money.
Outside of his special teams play, Alexander played over 300 snaps on defense for the Redskins last year mostly at outside linebacker in their 3-4 defense.
The Steelers are still expected to have free agent linebackers Moise Fokou and Dan Connor in for visits this week or next.
UPDATE: Fokou has agreed to a deal with the Tennessee Titans on Wednesday.