Jaire Alexander practicing for Packers Friday

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Cornerback Jaire Alexander‘s return to the Packers lineup hit a snag last week when he went on the COVID-19 reserve list.

Alexander went on the injured reserve list in Week Four with a shoulder injury, but he’d been activated from injured reserve with an eye on getting him some work before the playoffs get underway.

Packers head coach Matt LaFleur said he still hoped that could happen this week, but any decision would have to wait to see how he looks on the field. Friday’s session should provide that data and the team’s injury designations should shed some light on their plans for Alexander.

Left tackle David Bakhtiari is also practicing and could make his first appearance of the season against the Lions on Sunday.

9 responses to “Jaire Alexander practicing for Packers Friday

  1. Is it just me, or do a lot of the covid returnees take 2 games to really round-back into form? Maybe it’s just the 2 games and nothing to do with that…

  2. It looks like they’ve been waiting to field the all star team for the post season.

  3. The only thing taht could make this better would have been to read Kevin King was deactivated.

  4. It’ll be interesting to see which CB they have play the slot. I keep hearing Alexander, but it’s a more physical position and I don’t know if that would be best for a guy coming off an injury.

  5. With as good as Douglas and Stokes have been on the outside Jaire might help the team best in the slot.

  6. Well, we’ll have to wait a little bit longer to see what the new secondary lineup will look like as Jaire Alexander has been ruled out, once again, for Sunday’s contest.
    It’ll definitely be interesting to see what Matt and Joe Barry have in mind for the postseason.
    Unfortunately, for now, it’s still a waiting game.

  7. I think it’ll depend on which team they are playing. He’ll likely be playing a position that doesn’t require too much press coverage, as I assume they would try to protect the injured shoulder (unless it is 100% back to normal). He has the speed, reaction time, and ball skills necessary to give receivers a fair bit of cushion.

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