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Packers Announce Significant Roster Decision On CB Jaire Alexander

Jaire Alexander reacts on the field.

GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN - SEPTEMBER 20: Jaire Alexander #23 of the Green Bay Packers reacts after breaking up a pass against Amon-Ra St. Brown #14 of the Detroit Lions during the first half at Lambeau Field on September 20, 2021 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)

Green Bay Packers star cornerback Jaire Alexander has not played since Week 4 due to a shoulder injury, but the team announced some good news about the Pro Bowler today.

Packers head coach Matt LaFleur told reporters this afternoon that Alexander will be added to the 53-man active roster today. Green Bay had until the end of the day to either move Alexander onto the roster or shut him down for the rest of the year.

There's no guarantee when or if Alexander will play in a game this season, but this move indicates the Packers are at least optimistic he can help them in the final two contests of the regular season and/or in the playoffs.

Through the first four weeks of the 2021 season, Alexander continued to show the form that earned him his first Pro Bowl selection in 2020. The Louisville alum recorded 13 tackles, one interceptions and three passes defensed.

Alexander is one of several injured players the Packers are hoping to have back for the stretch run, including left tackle David Bakhtiari and pass rusher Za'Darius Smith.

At 12-3, Green Bay is currently the No. 1 overall seed in the NFC heading into this weekend's game against the Minnesota Vikings.