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Jaire Alexander returns to Packers and is ‘ready to go’ for finale against Bears

Green Bay Packers cornerback Jaire Alexander was re-instated to the roster on Monday and practiced on Wednesday, and coach Matt LaFleur believes the two-time All-Pro is ready to help his team during Sunday’s finale against the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field.

LaFleur wouldn’t commit to Alexander — who was suspended for last week’s win over the Minnesota Vikings for conduct detrimental to the team — immediately taking back his starting spot at cornerback against the Bears, nor would he say what Alexander needs to show or do to be a starter.

“I’m not going to get into too many of the specifics, you guys will find out later in the week, but I will say, it was great to have him back. We had a great conversation on Monday. He’s ready to go,” LaFleur said Wednesday.

Without Alexander against the Vikings, the Packers started Carrington Valentine and Corey Ballentine at cornerback and mostly shut down Justin Jefferson, Jordan Addison and K.J. Osborn during Sunday night’s 33-10 win at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Up next is a showdown with Justin Fields and D.J. Moore with a playoff spot on the line. A win, and the Packers are in as the No. 6 or No. 7 seed in the NFC. Moore will come into the contest with 92 catches, 1,300 yards and eight touchdowns through 16 games.

With Alexander available in Week 1, the Packers limited Moore to just two catches for 25 yards. His two targets are still a season low.

Story originally appeared on Packers Wire