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Bengals CB Mackensie Alexander leaves team to search for missing father

A very scary situation for Alexander and his family.

NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Mackensie Alexander has left the team to search for his missing father, according to NFL Network reporter Tom Pelissero. Alexander’s father reportedly went missing in Florida while on a berry-picking trip before being left behind by his driver.

Alexander, who spent his first four NFL seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, was signed to a one-year, $4 million contract with the Bengals this offseason. He was originally a second-round pick by way of the Clemson Tigers in the 2016 NFL Draft.

The 5-10, 192-pound Alexander was expected to be the team’s starting slot cornerback this season for a revamped Bengals defense. But football will rightfully take a backseat for now as Alexander tries to locate his father.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Alexander and his family during this difficult time. Hopefully, his father is eventually found safe.

We will update this story if any more details come out.