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Chiefs send D.J. Alexander to Seahawks in a linebacker swap

RENTON, Wash. -- Kansas City and Seattle have swapped linebackers, with D.J. Alexander joining the Seahawks and Kevin Pierre-Louis being sent to the Chiefs.

The clubs made the trade Friday on the cusp of training camp for both teams.

Alexander was a Pro Bowl selection last season as a special teams player for the Chiefs and played sparingly on defense. He had 16 total tackles in the regular season on defense and made one start.

Pierre-Louis never matched his potential with the Seahawks. An exceptional athlete, Pierre-Louis struggled with injuries and inconsistent performance. Heappeared in 34 regular-season games with one start. He had 43 total tackles playing outside linebacker for the Seahawks.

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