June 22, 2024

While he didn’t practice this week, the expectation throughout the day on Saturday was that cornerback Jaire Alexander will be in the lineup for the Green Bay Packers’ playoff game at the San Francisco 49ers.

That expectation turned into a reality when the Packers officially have him active for Saturday night’s showdown in Santa Clara.

The team only practiced on Wednesday and Thursday this week. Alexander was not part of those.

Rather, just like last week, his focus was on rehabbing his injured left ankle so he’d be as close to 100 percent as possible for Saturday night’s game.

I think he’s a little bit further ahead this week than obviously he was last week,” defensive coordinator Joe Barry said this week.

Alexander rolled his ankle at last week’s Wednesday practice. His availability at Dallas wasn’t confirmed until a pregame workout.

Last week, to be quite honest with you, when he did what he did on Wednesday, I honestly did not think that there was any chance, Barry said.

Just him being the way he is, he stayed locked in, he stayed wired in in the game plan and when we got to Saturday, he said, ‘I’m going to give it a shot.

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