Washington Redskins players on Thursday re-elected linebacker Lorenzo Alexander as their team representative for the NFL Players Association.

As player rep, Alexander’s responsibilities include acting as liaison between NFLPA officials and players and keeping teammates informed on any developments between the league and union.


Linebacker Lorenzo Alexander was re-elected by his teammates as NFLPA player representative. (The Washington Post/Richard A. Lipski)

Each team also has two alternate representatives. The NFLPA announced Friday morning that safeties Reed Doughty and Madieu Williams were selected as serve as co-alternate reps.

 Alexander — who joined the Redskins in 2007 and is one of the longest-tenured players on the roster — served as player rep last season as well. Defensive lineman Vonnie Holliday had held that title for the 2010 season and 2011 offseason until being traded to the Arizona Cardinals in training camp.