Three offseasons ago, P.J. Alexander’s path towards competition for a starting slot at right guard was derailed when he tore his anterior cruciate ligament while riding a four-wheeler while on respite from organized team activities in May 2005. He spent that year on the reserve/non-football injury list and by the end of 2006 training camp, he was no longer a Bronco.
His second chance in Denver came on Oct. 10, when he rejoined the club to bolster depth along the offensive line. While he played in all 11 games after his return, his on-field action was entirely on special teams.
Alexander, who turned 29 on Dec. 23, will likely face a struggle for a roster spot in the coming year if he remains in the Broncos’ plans. He joined the team after injuries ransacked the line, robbing it of veteran starters Tom Nalen and Ben Hamilton. Both are expected back, and Chris Kuper, Chris Myers and Montrae Holland all saw starting work at guard during the 2007 season, unlike the five-year veteran Alexander.