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Catching up with Rich Alexis

Rich Alexis (Kim Grinolds/Dawgman.com)

The NFL combine starts Wednesday for those looking for their shot at fame, their one chance to show teams that they have what it takes to make it in the league. One player we'll be rooting for is former Husky Rich Alexis. We caught up with Rich right before he was set to leave his home in Florida for Indianapolis and the RCA Dome. As it was when Alexis arrived at Montlake four years ago - raw and relatively untested - he's still looking to prove himself even today.

"It's really nice to be home," Rich said. "It's nice to see the sun out every day. I've been training really hard and working with a personal trainer, doing a lot of drills to get faster and stronger." Alexis is down to 211 pounds, and hopes his slimmer physique will allow him to put down a 40 time to get scouts' heads turning. "I've dropped a lot of weight," he said. "I just need to get a...

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