Alex Singleton (linebacker)

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Alex Singleton
No. 49 – Philadelphia Eagles
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1993-12-07) December 7, 1993 (age 27)
Thousand Oaks, California
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High school: Thousand Oaks (CA)
College: Montana State
CFL Draft: 2016  / Round: 1 / Pick: 6
Undrafted: 2015
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
CFL
Career NFL statistics as of Week 2, 2021
Total tackles:144
Sacks:2.0
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:2
Interceptions:1
Defensive touchdowns:1
Career CFL statistics
Tackles:328
Quarterback sacks:4
Interceptions:1
Player stats at NFL.com  ·  CFL.ca

Alex Reed Singleton (born December 7, 1993) is an American football linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Montana State and was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Seattle Seahawks after the 2015 NFL Draft. He also previously played for the New England Patriots, Minnesota Vikings, and Calgary Stampeders.

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Professional career

Seattle Seahawks

Singleton was signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by Seattle on May 8, 2015. He signed a three-year contract worth $1,578,500 and received a $3,500 signing bonus. On September 5, he was released. [1]

New England Patriots

Three days later, Singleton was signed to the Patriots' practice squad. [2] He was released on September 15, 2015.

Minnesota Vikings

Singleton was signed to the Vikings' practice squad on December 22, 2015. [3] He was released on April 13, 2016.

Calgary Stampeders (CFL)

Singleton was drafted by the Calgary Stampeders with the sixth overall pick in the 2016 CFL Draft. He had acquired a Canadian passport in October 2015, having qualified for dual citizenship because his mother was born in Toronto. Under then-recently implemented CFL rules, Singleton's Canadian citizenship automatically qualified him to be counted as a Canadian "national" player – previously, players who did not play a meaningful part of their amateur football careers in Canada were counted as "international" players even if they were Canadian citizens. Singleton signed with the team on May 17, 2016. He made his CFL debut on June 25, 2016 against the BC Lions. [4]

Singleton had an exceptional first season in the CFL and quickly became one of the Stampeders important players on defense. [5] Over the course of the season, he played in all 18 regular season games, and the Stamps two playoff games. He contributed 65 defensive tackles, 9 special teams tackles, and 3 forced fumbles.

On November 1, 2017, Singleton was announced as the team's nominee for the CFL's most outstanding defensive player, most outstanding Canadian and most outstanding player awards, including sweeping all votes in the defensive and Canadian player categories. His 121 tackles going into week 20 of the CFL season were already the most in Calgary Stampeders history. [6]

Singleton's 2018 season matched the previous year in tackles with 123. Although he recorded no sacks, Singleton did add 6 special teams tackles for the Stamps, as well as 2 forced fumbles and was named to his second CFL All-Star team. [7] [8]

Philadelphia Eagles

On January 7, 2019, Singleton, signed with the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League, along with CFL teammate Marken Michel. [9]

Singleton played in all four preseason games for the Eagles, and contributed with 28 defensive tackles and one forced fumble. He was waived during final roster cuts on August 30, 2019, [10] but was re-signed to the team's practice squad the next day. [11] On October 16, 2019, Singleton was promoted to the active roster following the release of linebacker Zach Brown. [12] He played in 10 games, only on special teams.

In Week 4 of 2020 against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday Night Football, Singleton went into the game on defense due to an injury to T. J. Edwards. With less than 6 minutes remaining in the game, Singleton recorded his first career interception off a pass thrown by Nick Mullens and returned it for a 30-yard touchdown during the 25–20 win. [13] By week 6, Singleton became a starting Linebacker for the Eagles. In Week 11 against the Cleveland Browns, Singleton led the team with 12 tackles, sacked Baker Mayfield once, and recovered a fumble lost by Mayfield during the 22–17 loss. [14] In Week 17 against the Washington Football Team on Sunday Night Football, Singleton led the team with 14 tackles and sacked Alex Smith once during the 20–14 loss. [15] Overall, Singleton played in all regular season games with 11 starts, and led the Eagles in tackles at 120. As a result, he earned an additional $464,296 through performance-based pay. [16]

On March 1st, the Eagles placed a one-year exclusive-rights free agent tender on Singleton, which he signed on March 25, 2021. [17] On September 6th, it was announced that he was voted by his teammates to be a team captain for the 2021 season. [18]

Statistics

Regular Season

LeagueYearTeamGamesTacklesFumblesInterceptions
GGSCombSackFFFRYdsTDIntYdsLngTDPD
CFL 2016 CGY 180740.0310000004
CFL 2017 CGY 18181254.010001404004
CFL 2018 CGY 18181290.0210000001
CFL Career54363284.062001404009
LeagueYearTeamGamesTacklesFumblesInterceptions
GGSCombSoloAstTFLSackFFFRYdsTDIntYdsLngTDPD
NFL 2019 PHI 10052300.0000000000
NFL 2020 PHI 1611120754552.002101303011
NFL Career2611125774852.002101303011


Postseason

LeagueYearTeamGamesTacklesFumblesInterceptions
GGSCombSackFFFRYdsTDIntYdsLngTDPD
CFL 2016 CGY 20110.0000000000
CFL 2017 CGY 22100.0000000000
CFL 2018 CGY 22160.0000000000
CFL Career64370.0000000000
LeagueYearTeamGamesTacklesFumblesInterceptions
GGSCombSoloAstTFLSackFFFRYdsTDIntYdsLngTDPD
NFL 2019 PHI 1000000.0000000000
NFL Career1000000.0000000000

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