DE Frank Alexander has been reinstated to the #Panthers active roster, and WR De’Andre Presley (concussion) has been placed on IR.
— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) December 22, 2014
The Carolina Panthers announced that DE Frank Alexander has been reinstated from suspension and they have received a roster exemption.
DE Frank Alexander has been reinstated from suspension. The #Panthers have been granted a roster exemption.
— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) December 15, 2014
Alexander had just got done serving a four-game suspension for violating league’s substance-abuse policy before he was once again suspended for another 10 games for the same violation.
Alexander, 24, was taken by the Panthers in the fourth-round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He still has two years remaining on his four-year, $2.57 million rookie contract. Alexander has base salaries of $570,000 and $660,000 over the final two years of the agreement.
Last year, he appeared in 12 games and totaled 15 tackles, a sack and a fumble recovery for Carolina. According to Pro Football Focus, he played 239 snaps, but received a below-average rating, despite being decent run-defender.