The Packers are expected to miss All-Pro cornerback Jaire Alexander this week. He is listed as doubtful on the injury report due to a shoulder issue. Notably, it is not the back injury that cost Alexander three games previously, but a new injury he suffered in last week's victory over the Rams.
Matt LaFleur wouldn't say whether there's any long-term concern for Alexander. It hurts the Packers this week. Rookie Carrington Valentine was outstanding against the Rams, but he is now Green Bay's best outside corner. Corey Ballentine will likely start opposite Valentine.
With Eric Stokes on injured reserve and Rasul Douglas no longer on the roster, the Packers are thin at cornerback.
Pro Bowl defensive tackle Kenny Clark left last week's game due to a shoulder injury. Initially, it looked like he may have suffered a significant injury. However, the good news is that Clark practiced all week, although he was limited.
Matt LaFleur said there is no long-term concern with Clark's injury. Even if he doesn't play this week, it doesn't sound like Clark will miss much time.
If Clark is out, rookies Colby Wooden and Karl Brooks will get more opportunities. Wooden had a key fourth-down stop last week while Brooks broke up two passes.