Green Bay Packers Cornerback Optimistic Following Groin Pull

The Green Bay Packers have plenty to smile about following their 14-12 Week 3 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. According to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, a groin injury that sidelined cornerback Jaire Alexander early in the game is not considered serious. Alexander played a mere six defensive snaps in the Packers' win and was quickly declared out for the remainder of the game. Prompt, definitive rulings like that can often indicate potential long-term issues, but apparently the cornerback feels alright. Keisean Nixon saw increased snaps in Alexander's absence and even forced a crucial fumble that put an end to a promising Buccaneers drive at midfield.
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One of the league's elite cornerbacks, Alexander joined the Packers as their 18th overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. He broke out with a Pro Bowl season in 2020, and despite missing the majority of the 2021 season with a shoulder injury, the Packers signed him to a massive four-year, $84 million extension this offseason that made him the league's highest-paid defensive back. Still only 25 years old, Alexander should provide the Packers with years of elite coverage so long as he stays healthy. 
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