Alexander underwent groin surgery during the offseason to repair an injury suffered in 2016, Andrew Krammer of The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Alexander saw just 68 snaps in 2016 after being selected in the second round of last year's draft. He wound up on injured reserve due to his groin injury, though the injury wasn't disclosed until recently. He wasn't at all limited during the first few days of the Vikings' offseason program and is expected to compete for the nickel corner position in 2017.
Alexander (undisclosed) will get a chance to win the starting nickel corner job after the departure of Captain Munnerlyn in free agency, head coach Mike Zimmer told a local radio station, according to ESPN 1500 Twin Cities. It's possible the Vikings could sign a cornerback late in free agency to play nickel corner, but it looks like Alexander will get a shot at a regular role. Alexander played just 68 snaps last season, so it's a little surprising he'd be a prime candidate for the job. However, Zimmer has confidence in the 2016 second-round draft pick. Alexander was placed on injured reserve after an abdomen injury late last season, but it's not thought to be an issue as spring practices approach.
Alexander (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Friday. Alexander played in Week 15 despite an abdomen injury and it's unclear at this time if it was that injury that resulted in his placement on IR. He's been little more than a special teams player and his absence isn't expected to impact the team greatly.
Alexander (abdomen) is active Sunday against the Colts, Chris Tomasson of the Twin Cities Pioneer Press reports. Alexander appeared on the injury report Friday but still logged full participation in the session. The 23-year-old will resume his role as a contributor on special teams.
Alexander (abdomen) is questionable for Sunday's tilt with the Colts. Alexander was absent from the injury report until Friday, but still logged full participation in Friday's practice session. The 23-year-old plays primarily on special teams, so his absence wouldn't have a major effect on the Vikings defensive strategy.
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