Gerald Alexander Feeling No Effects from 2008 Injury

Michael Schottey@SchotteyNFL National Lead WriterMay 20, 2009

DETROIT - SEPTEMBER 16:  Gerald Alexander #42 of the Detroit Lions returns his interception against the Minnesota Vikings during the third quarter at Ford Field on September 16, 2006 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

If you're not a Lions fan, you probably remember Gerald Alexander as the guy who almost separated Adrian Peterson from his head in the 2007 Fiesta Bowl. Last October, Peterson returned the favor, lowering his shoulder and ending Alexander's season.

Gerald Alexander claims to be feeling no effects from a fractured vertabrae in his neck.

If you are a Lions fan, you've been waiting for Alexander and Daniel Bullocks to be healthy together for a full season just to see what the athletic young men can do.

Now, with Louis Delmas added to the mix, the Lions have some of the most athletic (yet unproven) safeties in the nation.

Training camp will be a large factor in whether or not Alexander finds the field for the Lions this season. Playing mostly cornerback at Boise State, he could outshine lesser cornerbacks by sheer athleticism, and fit as a dime back or situational first teamer.

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