Jaire Alexander Concussion Protocol Progress is Bad Sign for Week 11

Max Staley
Jaire Alexander's injury update is great news for Green Bay Packers fans.
Jaire Alexander's injury update is great news for Green Bay Packers fans. / Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

Green Bay Packers cornerback Jaire Alexander has established himself as one of the best cornerbacks in the game, and one of the best defenders in the NFL, period. In fact, he's Pro Football Focus' highest-graded CB at 88.3 overall, putting some real distance between him and the No. 2 player in that regard, Bryce Callahan (85.1).

Unfortunately, he hasn't seen the field since Week 9 as he suffered a concussion that kept him on the shelf in Week 10. While there was initially some optimism about a return in Week 11, Alexander has yet to clear the league's concussion protocol, calling his availability for Sunday into question.

The 23-year-old suffered the concussion during a Week 9 Thursday Night Football game, so the fact that he still hasn't cleared protocol is troubling, to say the least. But on the bright side, he still has plenty of time to get right for the team's game against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.

Green Bay would certainly like to have him back, as fellow CB Kevin King, who hasn't played since Week 4, isn't a lock to suit up either.

With all the uncertainty in the Packers' secondary, FanDuel Sportsbook has Green Bay as a 2.5-point underdog on the road against Indianapolis in Week 11.

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