Jaire Alexander could miss the Green Bay Packers' first game after their bye week due to a back injury.
Alexander missed two games due to a similar injury. He wasn't initially on the Week 7 injury report, which indicated that the bye week had allowed the All-Pro cornerback to get fully healthy.
According to The Athletic's Matt Schneidman, Alexander has now been added to Green Bay's injury report due to another back issue.
It's never a good sign when a player is added to the injury report as late as Thursday, especially in a situation like this, where Alexander has already missed multiple games due to a back injury.
Jaire Alexander injury: Packers star cornerback a doubt to play in Week 7
Alexander suffered a back injury ahead of the team's Week 3 matchup against the New Orleans Saints. He would miss the next two games before returning against the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 5.
The bye week gave the players additional time to recover, and it seemed Alexander was over the injury. He wasn't even on the injury report to begin the week. But the fact he is now dealing with a back injury again is concerning. It's unclear whether it's the same issue he was dealing with before, but it's not ideal either way.
The Packers could get former first-round pick Eric Stokes back this week. It would be his first game in 350 days. Green Bay will ease him into action, so Stokes won't start, even if Alexander can't play. Rasul Douglas, Carrington Valentine, and Keisean Nixon would likely play most of the snaps, with Stokes being eased in.
For all of Denver's issues this season, it can move the ball through the air. Russell Wilson has thrown for 1,305 yards, 12 touchdowns, and four interceptions, with a passer rating of 99.0.
Missing Alexander would make this game a far tougher challenge.