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.
Alexander (knee) has received full clearance for football activities, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Alexander has made a full recovery from the surgery he required in early January to address a lateral meniscus tear, so he'll be able to enter free agency later this month without any lingering injury concerns. The 25-year-old appeared in 13 regular-season games with the Vikings in 2019, recording 38 total tackles, five pass breakups and one interception.
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.
Alexander (knee) underwent successful arthroscopic surgery to repair a small tear in his lateral meniscus Thursday, per his official Twitter account.
Alexander's procedure rules him out for Saturday's NFC divisional-round contest against the 49ers, but he could have a chance to return for the NFC Championship Game should the Vikings qualify. In Alexander's stead, Holton Hill, Kris Boyd and Marcus Sherels will all be candidates to handle increased snaps on defense.
Alexander will have arthroscopic surgery to repair a small tear in his lateral meniscus, and he's ruled out for the divisional round versus the 49ers, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
While Alexander won't be able to play Saturday, there's a chance he could return for the conference championship should Minnesota win. It's a major blow to the Vikings' secondary that's already without Mike Hughes (neck) for the rest of the season. The Vikings didn't have a clear replacement for Alexander during the wild-card win versus the Saints, but Holton Hill led the way with a 25-percent snap share. Marcus Sherels and Kris Boyd could also chip in.
Alexander has a small lateral meniscus tear that may require surgery, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Alexander missed Sunday's wild-card win over the Saints after getting hurt in the regular-season finale. The team will make its decision Tuesday about whether Alexander goes under the knife, and if he does, it's unlikely he suits up for the divisional-round matchup versus the 49ers.
Alexander (knee) is ruled out for Sunday's playoff contest against the Saints.
Alexander was able to play through his knee injury during Week 17's regular-season finale, but he'll be forced to sit out Sunday's wild-card game in New Orleans. With Mike Hughes (neck) having been placed on injured reserve, the Vikings may be forced to rely on cornerbacks Kris Boyd, Marcus Sherels and Holton Hill to play expanded depth roles.
Alexander (knee) did not participate in Wednesday's practice.
Alexander was listed as questionable heading into Week 17 but played 50 snaps in the contest and made four tackles. He most likely rested in the first practice after the game and will return Thursday in at least a limited capacity.
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.
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.
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.
Alexander (elbow) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Giants, Chad Graff of The Athletic reports.
Alexander suffered the dislocated elbow Week 1 and returned to play through the injury last week, but he won't be taking the field Sunday at New York. Mike Hughes is likely to step into the nickel role in his absence.
Alexander (elbow) is officially active for Sunday's game against Chicago.
Alexander was forced to miss last week's game due to a dislocated elbow but logged a full practice session Thursday, indicating he was trending in the right direction. Now that the Clemson product is officially active, expect him to be deployed in his normal depth role and at the nickel corner position.
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.
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.
Alexander (elbow) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.
Alexander is working his way back from a dislocated elbow sustained Week 1. He's missed two games due to the injury but appears to be nearing a return to full health. When Alexander does eventually retake the field, he may have to compete with 2018 first-round pick Mike Hughes for snaps as nickelback.
Alexander is still managing the residual effects of his dislocated elbow Monday, Dane Mizutani of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Alexander avoided surgery after suffering a dislocated elbow Week 1, but he's now missed two consecutive games and a timetable for his return remains undisclosed. Mike Hughes filled in at nickelback during Sunday's win over the Raiders. The 2018 first-round pick could conceivably retain that role in Minnesota's secondary, so it remains to be seen how Alexander will be utilized when he returns to full health.
Alexander (elbow) is ruled out for Sunday's game against the Raiders.
Alexander is nursing a dislocated elbow, so his lack of availability doesn't come as much of a surprise. With Mike Hughes (knee) listed as questionable, it's possible that Kris Boyd will see increased snaps during Sunday's contest.
Alexander will miss Sunday's divisional matchup with Green Bay due to an elbow injury.
Alexander's absence doesn't come as much of a surprise, as he was unable to practice Wednesday or Thursday. With fellow No. 2 corner Mike Hughes (knee) listed as doubtful, it seems that Mark Fields (groin) and Kris Boyd will likely each move up on the depth chart for Sunday's contest.
Alexander won't require surgery for his dislocated elbow, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Pelissero also notes that Alexander will likely avoid being placed on injured reserve, which means his absence from the field seemingly won't be a long-term one. While the 25-year-old's timetable to return is still unknown, it's seemingly safe to assume that he'll miss Week 2's divisional matchup with Green Bay. If Mike Hughes can return from his knee injury Sunday, he would likely see at least a good chunk of any available reps. If not, either Kris Boyd or Mark Fields would likely fill in.
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