Alexander's Ready to Play
Jason La Canfora reports:
Shaun Alexander has been out of football since the end of last season, but says he expects to play Sunday against Cleveland, backing up Clinton Portis.
"That's the plan," Alexander said. "I'll be ready."
Alexander said his ties to Jim Zorn, Stump Mitchell, Chris Samuels (a college teammate) and Portis (they became friends at a Pro Bowl) made the Redskins an obvious choice for him.
"It just fits," he said."I'm really excited."
Alexander said he is fully healthy for the first time since 2005 - "for the first time I finally got to heal all the way up," he said - and that when Mitchell called Monday to ask if he was in shape and ready to work out for the Skins, he leaped at the opportunity, getting his three young daughters excited to move here from Seattle.
Alexander was still not healthy this spring, so he said the delay in being signed was not a huge surprise.
"Football is a business, and everyhody had to put their team together," he said. "I had to sit and wait my time that way."