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Sport Packers place Pro Bowl CB Jaire Alexander on IR with shoulder injury

23:30  09 october  2021
23:30  09 october  2021 Source:   profootballrumors.com

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Already down their top pass-rusher, the Packers will play without their top cover man for a while. Green Bay placed Jaire Alexander on IR Saturday, shelving the Pro Bowl cornerback for at least the next three games.

Jaire Alexander will be on the shelf for at least the next three games. © Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports Jaire Alexander will be on the shelf for at least the next three games.

Alexander suffered a shoulder injury during the second half of the Packers’ Week 4 win. His absence will deal the Green Bay defense a considerable blow, especially considering Za’Darius Smith is expected to be out until at least late in the regular season.

The Packers’ plan, per Matt LaFleur, is for Alexander to avoid surgery — a potentially season-ending decision — at all costs. LaFleur hopes Alexander will be able to return in a few weeks, per the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Tom Silverstein. The Packers are set to face the Bengals, Bears and Washington over the next three games.

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While Green Bay has Preston Smith and Rashan Gary at the edge-rushing spots, the team is a bit less equipped to withstand a prolonged Alexander absence. The Packers will lean on first-round pick Eric Stokes and the recently re-signed Kevin King at corner. They explored a Stephon Gilmore trade but saw their salary-cap situation intervene. The Panthers acquired the former Defensive Player of the Year instead.

The team also activated defensive lineman Tyler Lancaster from its reserve/COVID-19 list and elevated wideout Equanimeous St. Brown and guard Ben Braden from its practice squad.

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