Alexander (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Patriots. With Xavier Rhodes also active for Sunday's tilt against the Patriots, Alexander is expected to serve his usual rotational role.
Alexander recorded four tackles (three solo) and a sack across 38 defensive snaps in Sunday's win over the Lions. It seemed as if the Vikings were reaching Matthew Stafford every play Sunday, as the team recorded a franchise record 10 sacks during the contest. It was Alexander's third of the season and his season tackle count now stands at 23.
Alexander (ankle) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice. Alexander sat out the Vikings' season opener due to an ankle injury sustained nearly a month ago, but appears to be nearing recovery. It still remains to be seen whether Alexander will suit up against the Packers on Sunday.
Alexander (ankle) won't play Sunday against the 49ers, Dianna Russini of ESPN reports. Alexander has been battling this ankle injury since the second preseason game. His absence will open the door for rookie first-round pick Mike Hughes to have a large role as the Vikings' slot corner in the season opener.
Alexander (ankle) is listed as doubtful on the official injury report for Sunday's game against the 49ers. Alexander suffered an ankle injury during an August 18 preseason game and returned to practice Thursday and Friday on a limited basis, but it doesn't sound like he's ready to play in a game. Rookie Mike Hughes will take over slot corner duties if Alexander is out.