Green Bay Packers cornerback Jaire Alexander, who hasn’t played since the team’s win against the Los Angeles Rams on November 5th due to a shoulder injury, made some concerning remarks regarding his rehabilitation on Saturday.
“I’m the type of person that I always want to put my best foot forward,” the Packers cornerback told Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com. “So I feel like if I can’t put my best foot forward, then it’s just tough to even be out there.”
The Packers could surely benefit from his presence. The squad is 6-6 and clinging to the NFC’s seventh and final postseason place. Alexander has been training all week, but only with little success.
He missed nearly the whole 2021 season due to a shoulder ailment, although it’s unclear whether his current condition is connected to previous one. Alexander has yet to be officially designated as injured by the Packers before of their Monday Night Football game against the New York Giants.
Alexander has been vocal about where the Packers are heading. “I’m not going to say I’m a prophet, but I called it,” Alexander said last week, “I said we were going to win out
Alexander isn’t held back by upcoming free agency. In May 2022, he agreed to a four-year, $84 million contract deal with the Packers through the 2026 season.
In his five NFL seasons, the two-time second-team All-Pro and two-time Pro Bowler has 266 tackles, 62 pass deflections, and 10 interceptions.
Alexander, 28, was the Packers’ first-round (18th overall) choice in the 2018 NFL Draft.