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  • Mackensie Alexander: Out for remainder of season

    The Cowboys placed Alexander (undisclosed) on the practice squad injured list Thursday. Alexander was placed on Miami's injured reserve with a groin injury during the preseason before being cut from this list with an injury settlement Sept. 2. The seventh-year cornerback then went unsigned before landing with Dallas' practice squad Dec. 6, and he was elevated once for the Week 16 win over Philadelphia. Alexander will now have to sit out the remainder of the Cowboys' postseason run due to an undisclosed issue.
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  • Dolphins' Mackensie Alexander: Placed on IR

    Alexander was placed on injured reserve with a groin injury Tuesday, Cameron Wolfe of NFL Network reports. After signing with the Dolphins on Aug. 15, Alexander is now set to miss the entire 2022 season with a groin injury unless he reaches an injury settlement with the team. The injury once again leaves Miami very thin at cornerback.
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  • Dolphins' Mackensie Alexander: Joins up with Miami

    Alexander signed a contract with the Dolphins on Monday. Miami added Alexander to its 90-man offseason roster following a successful workout with the team earlier Monday, per Aaron Wilson of ProFootballNetwork.com. The 28-year-old has primarily played a backup cornerback role over the past five seasons between Minnesota and Cincinnati. Alexander recorded a career-high 51 tackles to go along with five passes defended over 16 games with the Vikings in 2021, and he should help bolster Miami's secondary after the team recently lost defensive back Trill Williams to a season-ending torn ACL this offseason.
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  • Vikings' Mackensie Alexander: Inactive against Bears

    Alexander (ankle) is listed as inactive Week 18 against the Bears. Alexander had played in every single game for the Vikings this year leading up to the season finale, but he came up on the injury report late this week and missed Friday's practice, which will end up keeping the sixth-year cornerback sidelined. He had previously worked largely as the nickelback, and with Kris Boyd (ribs) also inactive and Harrison Hand on the COVID list, the depth of the Minnesota secondary is about to be tested.
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  • Vikings' Mackensie Alexander: Works as nickelback

    Alexander had one tackle and played on 50 of the defense's 69 snaps in Sunday's loss at Cincinnati. He worked as the primary nickel and slot cornerback. Alexander gave up three receptions on four throws targeted at him for 32 yards, according to Pro Football Focus, which was better than most of his teammates in the secondary. He should have a steady role in the secondary in his return to the Vikings after one season with the Bengals.
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  • Bengals' Mackensie Alexander: Unavailable for season finale

    Alexander (illness) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Ravens, Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals' official site reports. There's no indication that Alexander's illness is related to COVID-19. He'll nevertheless miss his third game of the season. Darius Phillips and LeShaun Sims will start at cornerback Week 17, and Tony Brown and Winston Rose will rotate in for select packages. Alexander's season ends with 47 tackles (32 solo), six pass breakups and an interception.
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  • Bengals' Mackensie Alexander: Questionable to face Cowboys

    Alexander (knee) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Cowboys, Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals' official site reports. Alexander wasn't listed on the injury report Wednesday, but he popped up as a limited practice participant Thursday. He's consistently played upward of 70 percent of defensive snaps when healthy, though LeShaun Sims and William Jackson are Cincinnati's clear top cornerbacks.
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  • Bengals' Mackensie Alexander: Ready for Sunday's game

    Alexander (hamstring) is active for Sunday's game against the Giants, Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals' official site reports. Alexander handled an 84 percent snap share last week, his highest rate since Week 6. He's been solid in coverage this season, as he's allowed 235 total yards and no touchdowns through eight games. LeShaun Sims and William Jackson are still the locked-in starting cornerbacks, though.
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  • Bengals' Mackensie Alexander: Ready for Week 11

    Alexander (concussion) has been cleared to play in Sunday's game versus the Football Team, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports. Alexander has started in four of seven games this season and consistently plays more than 60 percent of the snaps on defense, allowing 235 total receiving yards and no touchdowns so far. LeShaun Sims will return to action as well, so the Bengals secondary is in decent shape moving forward, although Darius Phillips (groin) is on IR.
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  • Bengals' Mackensie Alexander: In concussion protocol

    Alexander (concussion) will not return to Sunday's game against the Steelers. Now that Alexander has been confirmed to have suffered a concussion, he'll enter the league's five-step protocol. The Bengals already have LeShaun Sims (concussion) inactive and Darius Phillips (groin) on IR, so Alexander's departure is a notable blow for the team's secondary.
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  • Bengals' Mackensie Alexander: Back from COVID-19 list

    The Bengals activated Alexander from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Geoff Hobson of the team's official site reports. Alexander had resided on the list since Saturday, so it's a positive sign that he's tested negative enough times to come off the list. Expect the Clemson product to rejoin the lineup as a depth cornerback for Sunday's game against the Steelers.
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  • Bengals' Mackensie Alexander: Lands on COVID-19 list

    The Bengals placed Alexander on the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, per the NFL's official transaction log. Alexander has either tested positive for the virus or come into close contact with an infected person. The Bengals are on bye this week, but they could be short on cornerbacks when they return for the Week 10 matchup against Pittsburgh.
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  • Bengals' Mackensie Alexander: Inactive for Week 4

    Alexander (ribs) won't suit up for Sunday's game against the Jaguars, Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals' official site reports. Alexander came into the game drawing a doubtful tag after not practicing Wednesday and Thursday. In the absence of Alexander for Week 4, look for an uptick in snaps to go to Tony Brown and LeShaun Sims.
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  • Bengals' Mackensie Alexander: Follows Waynes to Cincinnati

    Alexander is signing a one-year, $4 million contract with the Vikings, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. The 2016 second-round pick will follow Trae Waynes from Minnesota to Cincinnati, joining a cornerback group that also includes William Jackson (shoulder) and Dre Kirkpatrick (knee). The Bengals might consider cutting Kirkpatrick or trading Jackson, though it wouldn't be out of the question to keep Alexander as a No. 4 corner at this price. The 26-year-old mostly guarded the slot during his four years in Minnesota.
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  • Vikings' Mackensie Alexander: Lands on injured reserve

    Alexander (knee) was placed on injured reserve Friday. Alexander was expected to have a chance of returning later in the playoffs despite undergoing arthroscopic surgery to repair a small tear in his meniscus Thursday, but the Vikings instead opted to free up the roster spot. Nate Meadors was signed to the 53-man roster and will provide depth at cornerback.
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  • Vikings' Mackensie Alexander: Suiting up Week 17

    Alexander (knee) is officially active for Sunday's game versus the Bears. Alexander was a late addition to the injury report Friday, but the knee issue won't end up impacting his availability for Sunday. The Vikings are expected to limit playing time for key players since they are locked in as the No. 6 seed in the NFC for the playoffs.
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  • Vikings' Mackensie Alexander: Nursing knee injury

    Alexander has a knee injury and is questionable for Sunday's matchup with the Bears. Alexander was added to the injury report as a limited practice participant Friday, leaving his status for Sunday firmly up in the air. The Vikings are liable to remain extremely cautious with any injuries this weekend since they are already locked into the six seed in the NFC playoff picture.
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  • Vikings' Mackensie Alexander: Ready to rock

    Alexander (elbow) isn't listed on Friday's injury report. Alexander has fully recovered from the dislocated elbow he suffered Week 1. Barring any setbacks, he's set to pay a key role in Minnesota's secondary versus the Eagles on Sunday.
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  • Vikings' Mackensie Alexander: Questionable for Week 4

    Alexander (elbow) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game in Chicago. While Alexander was a full participant in Thursday's practice while nursing a dislocated elbow, it appears the Vikings aren't ready to officially announce that the defensive back will be active. However, the expectation, at this point, is that Alexander will be ready to go against the Bears on Sunday afternoon.
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  • Vikings' Mackensie Alexander: Shakes elbow injury

    Alexander (elbow) was a full participant in Thursday's practice. Alexander has missed two straight games while recovering from a dislocated elbow, but he now appears back to full health. With Mike Hughes also now operating at full capacity, it remains to be seen how the Vikings will divvy up snaps at nickelback.
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