Packers sign first-rounder Jaire Alexander

AP

Signing first round picks isn’t nearly as complicated as it used to be.

The Packers took care of their business Tuesday, announcing their deal with cornerback Jaire Alexander.

The Packers traded up with the Seahawks to take the cornerback from Louisville 18th overall, then doubled down by using their second-rounder on cornerback Josh Jackson.

They needed the help as they try to rebuild a defense under new coordinator Mike Pettine, and giving him two talented cover players is a good place to start.

50 responses to “Packers sign first-rounder Jaire Alexander

  1. Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:
    May 15, 2018 at 11:30 am
    Signing first round picks isn’t nearly as complicated as it used to be.
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    Is that a shot? Even the Packers can do it!
    _________________________

    Well, truth be told, you have to get your card to the podium on time to select the player of your choice before you can even think about signing them.
    Some teams have even struggled doing that……but I digress.

  2. Glad the contracts are slotted now. Since our QB is only thinking about money and not championships, we need all the potential talent on the cheap to make up for Aaron’s mega contract.

  3. They needed the help as they try to rebuild a defense

    and everywhere else buy QB.

    Has there ever been a fan base so hopeful of a draft class out of a deep down knowing a roster is garbage?

    Hopes and wishes for rookies, cheese eaters have that going for themselves.

  4. @mj323 says:
    May 15, 2018 at 12:01 pm
    Glad the contracts are slotted now. Since our QB is only thinking about money and not championships, we need all the potential talent on the cheap to make up for Aaron’s mega contract.
    —————————-
    But I suppose the Vikings giving Cousins a mega contract was ok, though because it’s the Vikings? Got it.

    Also, they paid top quarterback money for a 2nd tier guy. Well done, Purple. Spend it wisely.

  5. Great job wafflestomp!!!!!
    To those queen fans saying our first rounder is so short! Let’s compare combine measurements of vikes first round cb Hughes and Alexander.

    Hughes. 5’10. Arms 30 7/8. Hands 8 3/4
    Alexander. 5’10. Arms 31 1/8. Hands 9 1/2

    These are combine results not college program numbers. Same height, Alexander has longer arms and bigger hands. If Alexander needs lifts in his cleets, Hughes will need stilts

  6. Where have I seen this movie before? Oh, that’s right, the Packers took CB’s with their first two picks just 3 years ago. One (Randall) is in Cleveland and the other (Rollins) is in real danger of getting cut. Just goes to show you what a crap shoot the draft is.

  7. This lil Guy is going to get pushed around like a rag doll. Vikings receivers will own him.
    Raggedy pack had no choice but to draft 2 corners. Gearing up for Cousins and Co. just like they did with Randy Ma. Lots of Moss in the end zone and we all know it.
    Theilen is going to own these lil corners.

  8. wafflestomp says:
    May 15, 2018 at 11:48 am
    Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:
    May 15, 2018 at 11:30 am
    Signing first round picks isn’t nearly as complicated as it used to be.
    ______

    Is that a shot? Even the Packers can do it!
    _________________________

    Well, truth be told, you have to get your card to the podium on time to select the player of your choice before you can even think about signing them.
    Some teams have even struggled doing that……but I digress
    _______________________________
    Vikings drafted a HALL OF FAME lineman after not turning their card in on time. What a blunder!

  9. Well, truth be told, you have to get your card to the podium on time to select the player of your choice before you can even think about signing them.
    Some teams have even struggled doing that……but I digress.
    ===============================================================

    Truth be told. I was going to chastise you for bringing up something that happened 15 years ago. Youre a packers fan, you cannot help but live in the past….but I digress…

  10. The Chargers would not agree that signing first round picks isn’t nearly as complicated as it used to be. Remember the fiasco with Joey Bosa?

  11. Where have I seen this movie before? Oh, that’s right, the Packers took CB’s with their first two picks just 3 years ago. One (Randall) is in Cleveland and the other (Rollins) is in real danger of getting cut. Just goes to show you what a crap shoot the draft is.
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    Close.

    Consider the Packers let Casey Heyward and Micah Hyde out the door also.

    Which speaks to the complete ineptitude of the Packers coaching staff.

    Hopefully Pettine can overcome McCarthy.

  12. How many shutouts did the packer defense have last year?

    How many times was the Viking offense shutout?

  13. minneanderthals says:

    May 15, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    Hopefully he helps our defense.

    Which, by the way, never gave up 38 points last season.

    I couldn’t imagine. lol
    ==================================
    Sure you can. They gave up nearly that many in the FIRST HALF to the Falcons the year prior.

    When your out of games because you lost ONE player( and teams know you cant come back) they tend to feel sorry for you and keep their feet off the gas.

  14. billtetley53 , so with that “awesome” defense “you” fielded last year, just how many Super Bowl trophies do you have? Why are all Vikings fans arrogant and clueless? You seem to have no self awareness of how utterly ridiculous it is for a team that has never won a title to be trash talking.

  15. “irishgary says:

    May 15, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    Viking trolls are such tools.

    Win SOMETHING, before talking trash”
    ______________________________

    Where have you been?
    I think that this is like the 15th or 16th Off Season in a row that the queens have won.

  16. skimbell says:
    May 15, 2018 at 1:44 pm
    “irishgary says:

    May 15, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    Viking trolls are such tools.

    Win SOMETHING, before talking trash”
    ______________________________

    Where have you been?
    I think that this is like the 15th or 16th Off Season in a row that the queens have won.
    ______________________________

    Seriously, can you just imagine how many pretend Lombardis that are piled up into that imaginary trophy case by now?
    skoLOL!

  17. rho1953 says:

    May 15, 2018 at 1:41 pm

    billtetley53 , so with that “awesome” defense “you” fielded last year, just how many Super Bowl trophies do you have? Why are all Vikings fans arrogant and clueless? You seem to have no self awareness of how utterly ridiculous it is for a team that has never won a title to be trash talking.
    ================================================
    This is one of the dumbest arguments ever. So, what you’re saying is, is that I’m not allowed to comment or have an opinion on my sports team because they haven’t won a super bowl? Do you know ho utterly ridiculous that sounds? Of course you don’t, you have the mental capacity of a 4 year old( just like a majority of your fellow packers fans).

    I just need to make sure I have this right…..You think that because your team has won super bowls( of which you had absolutely zero to do with except for drinking beer and eating brats during it)that, that allows you an opinion on pro football, that it makes you somehow more smart or more qualified? You are a special kind of inane aren’t you?

    I’m laughing so hard at you right now. You’re self worth is so tied up in the packers that you think them winning makes you better some how….lol.

    Thanks for the laugh today. Thank the lord I’m not a packer fan.

  18. billtetley53 says:

    Thanks for the laugh today. Thank the lord I’m not a packer fan.
    ——————————————
    Trust me – As a Packer fan, we are all happy as well. Keep talking your talk even though your team has won ZERO anything in this league. Too many 2nd place awards must be given out to the Twin City youth.

  19. Billtetley53 says:

    “…I’m laughing so hard at you right now. You’re self worth is so tied up in the packers that you think them winning makes you better some how….lol.”

    What does that say about you and the rest of the Vikings fans that trip over themselves to post ignorant comments about the Packers? It’s laughable how ignorant most of those comments are. Like “Thielen will own these guys.” It’s simply ignorant. Your team won the division but everyone outside of the 612 area code knows how huge the asterisk is on that…and deep down so do you, you’re just blinded by what you perceive as a forthcoming decade of dominance.

  20. skolol says:

    May 15, 2018 at 2:33 pm

    Billtetley53 says:

    “…I’m laughing so hard at you right now. You’re self worth is so tied up in the packers that you think them winning makes you better some how….lol.”

    What does that say about you and the rest of the Vikings fans that trip over themselves to post ignorant comments about the Packers? It’s laughable how ignorant most of those comments are. Like “Thielen will own these guys.” It’s simply ignorant. Your team won the division but everyone outside of the 612 area code knows how huge the asterisk is on that…and deep down so do you, you’re just blinded by what you perceive as a forthcoming decade of dominance.
    =============================================================================

    How is it ignorant to state that Theilen would own them? he’s damn good WR. They are rookies, will they play well? Maybe. Maybe not. by your logic, you stating they shut AT down is ignorant, correct?

    A few more things:

    Im not in the 612 area code. My area code is 608. it’s in Wisconsin. I have never lived in Minnesota. it’s your arrogance to think Vikings fans only lib=ve in Minnesota.

    I have never stated the Vikings will have a “decade of dominance”.

    Lastly. An asterisk, huh? What is your excuse for 2015 in the Rodgers labeled ” all the marbles game”?

    Simply ignorant seems to do describe you quite well, that is how I will address you moving forward.

  21. cabosan1978 says:

    May 15, 2018 at 2:28 pm

    billtetley53 says:

    Thanks for the laugh today. Thank the lord I’m not a packer fan.
    ——————————————
    Trust me – As a Packer fan, we are all happy as well. Keep talking your talk even though your team has won ZERO anything in this league. Too many 2nd place awards must be given out to the Twin City youth.
    ==============================
    I’m sure you are. MY intelligence would bring up your collective IQ and then you wouldn’t qualify for welfare and food stamps anymore.

    Don’t live in the twin cities. Born and raised in Wisconsin( unfortunately) beautiful place to live…to bad about the people …

  22. Well, truth be told, you have to get your card to the podium on time to select the player of your choice before you can even think about signing them.
    Some teams have even struggled doing that……but I digress.
    ——
    Now that my friends is ownage. You’d think with the ineptitude that the Vikings have operated with for the last 50 years their fans would keep the trash talk at a minimum. You’d also think they wouldn’t talk about Rodgers contract given the enormity of the one they gave a far inferior qb, but again, awareness is not their strong suit. You guys keep talking…..whatever makes you feel better. We will see who is still around come January.

  23. stevedenetz says:
    May 15, 2018 at 12:20 pm
    Great job wafflestomp!!!!!
    To those queen fans saying our first rounder is so short! Let’s compare combine measurements of vikes first round cb Hughes and Alexander.

    Hughes. 5’10. Arms 30 7/8. Hands 8 3/4
    Alexander. 5’10. Arms 31 1/8. Hands 9 1/2

    These are combine results not college program numbers. Same height, Alexander has longer arms and bigger hands. If Alexander needs lifts in his cleets, Hughes will need stilts

    ////////////////////

    You Wisconsin guys sure like measuring men.

  24. Bill…if you’re going to attack another person’s intelligence, you should at least be able to make it over the too/to/two hurdle.

  25. skolol says:

    May 15, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    Bill…if you’re going to attack another person’s intelligence, you should at least be able to make it over the too/to/two hurdle.
    ==-================================

    Simply ignorant- fair point- 1 for you.

    Way to totally ignore the rest of the post….but… you found a grammatical error…good for you!

  26. pkrlvr says:

    May 15, 2018 at 3:08 pm

    Well, truth be told, you have to get your card to the podium on time to select the player of your choice before you can even think about signing them.
    Some teams have even struggled doing that……but I digress.
    ——
    Now that my friends is ownage. You’d think with the ineptitude that the Vikings have operated with for the last 50 years their fans would keep the trash talk at a minimum. You’d also think they wouldn’t talk about Rodgers contract given the enormity of the one they gave a far inferior qb, but again, awareness is not their strong suit. You guys keep talking…..whatever makes you feel better. We will see who is still around come January.
    =============================================================================

    Ownage?! oh my, lol…….

    You’d think a fan of a team that lost an NFC championship game up by 12 with under 5 minutes left would keep the trash talk to a minimum Or let Fitz run wild in OT or went down 31-0 in the 1st half against the Falcons….see how this works?

    You’ve had your own share of ineptitude recently, none more so than not fielding a competitive team when AR went down.

    Yep, we will see who is where in January. You better hope AR’s collarbone is right, he looked horrible against Carolina. It’d be a shame if they gave him a huge contract only to find out he isn’t what he once was.

    Can’t happen? Marty Bennett ring a bell? Hell of a medical staff GB has..

  27. minneanderthals says:
    May 15, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    Hopefully he helps our defense.

    Which, by the way, never gave up 38 points last season.

    I couldn’t imagine. lol
    _______

    The Vikings defense never gave up 38 points last season either. They gave up 31 in the game to which you are referring. The Packers defense gave up 31 points five times last season. They also gave up 44 points in the last game they played in 2016 and did nothing to improve that defense. You sure have a short memory.

  28. If the rule is that Viking fans aren’t allowed to say anything because their favorite team hasn’t won a Super Bowl, logic dictates that Packer fans aren’t allowed to say anything negative about the Vikings’ defense.

  29. “…logic dictates that Packer fans aren’t allowed to say anything negative about the Vikings’ defense.”

    True. Your defense got blown out in the NFCCG last season just like ours did the year before. So I guess we’re even.
    We had our hangover from that beating last year, now it’s your turn.

  30. flviking says:
    May 15, 2018 at 11:54 am
    Had to get him into camp to get fitted for lifts in his cleats.
    ______________________

    Meanwhile in Minnesota, they are frantically trying to get 1st rounder, Mike Hughes, into camp to fit him for an electronic ankle bracelet.

  31. billtetley53 says:
    May 15, 2018 at 1:22 pm
    When your out of games because you lost ONE player( and teams know you cant come back) they tend to feel sorry for you and keep their feet off the gas.
    ==============================================================================================================
    It’s “you’re” and also this typically doesn’t happen in the NFL unless it’s a major blowout. And when they take the gas off, it’s out of courtesy, not that anyone “feels sorry for you”.

    toothfairyretributionmanifesto says:
    May 15, 2018 at 1:01 pm

    Vikings drafted a HALL OF FAME lineman after not turning their card in on time. What a blunder!
    =============================================================================================================
    Umm, No. Kevin Williams was a nice player but hardly a Hall-of-Famer. Plenty of better DL, including DT’s, that are far more Hall-worthy that will never make it.
     

     

  32. Bluestree says:
    May 15, 2018 at 5:03 pm
    “…logic dictates that Packer fans aren’t allowed to say anything negative about the Vikings’ defense.”

    True. Your defense got blown out in the NFCCG last season just like ours did the year before. So I guess we’re even.
    We had our hangover from that beating last year, now it’s your turn.
    ________

    I guess we’re even if you judge each team’s defense by one game.

    And your team didn’t stink last year because of a championship game hangover, it stunk because the only good player you had got hurt and the rest of the team couldn’t do anything without him. We don’t have to worry about that over here.

  33. wafflestomp says:
    May 15, 2018 at 5:24 pm
    flviking says:
    May 15, 2018 at 11:54 am
    Had to get him into camp to get fitted for lifts in his cleats.
    ______________________

    Meanwhile in Minnesota, they are frantically trying to get 1st rounder, Mike Hughes, into camp to fit him for an electronic ankle bracelet

    /////////////////////////////////

    Are you scared of bad man Hughes?

  34. pkrlvr says:
    May 15, 2018 at 3:08 pm

    Now that my friends is ownage. You’d think with the ineptitude that the Vikings have operated with for the last 50 years their fans would keep the trash talk at a minimum. You’d also think they wouldn’t talk about Rodgers contract given the enormity of the one they gave a far inferior qb, but again, awareness is not their strong suit. You guys keep talking…..whatever makes you feel better. We will see who is still around come January.
    ———————————————

    January? You’re talking about your team full of rookies and overpaid washouts? The diva with the glass clavicles won’t even bail you out this year. You just better hope you win a game or two in the division so it’s not totally embarrassing.

  35. It still amazes me on how the best “Lock down” corners in the draft where available for the Packers to snatch up and mark it down this will go down as the best corner back tandem to ever selected in a draft.
    HOF both book it……I stayed at a Holiday Inn last night.

  36. magnusthe1st says:

    But I suppose the Vikings giving Cousins a mega contract was ok, though because it’s the Vikings? Got it.

    ###

    You failed to comprehend that AFTER signing Cousins, the Vikings still had more cap space then the Packers did. And the Packers still need to sign the Diva to the NFL’s biggest contract ever.

    Get that… 😀

  37. Bill, bill, bill, bill, bill, bill, bill.

    15% of the posts are from you, and every one of them wants to pick a fight.

    You were saying something about being repetitious?

  38. “Glad the contracts are slotted now. Since our QB is only thinking about money and not championships, we need all the potential talent on the cheap to make up for Aaron’s mega contract.”
    ///////:::
    Get real. This is America man. God bless him for having the talent and drive to command such a salary. That is what makes the USA great. Travel a bit, and you’ll hopefully find that this is he only way to roll: Ability/drive dictates success. How life should be. Jealousy is hard man!

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