Alexander is active for Thursday's game against the Packers.
Alexander was able to fully practice Wednesday after having been limited to begin the week, and he appears to have fully recovered from his knee injury. The depth safety has yet to play a defensive snap this season and is expected to play his usual special teams role during Thursday's game against the Packers.
Alexander is expected to start at strong safety during Sunday's matchup, moving Bradley McDougald over to free safety ahead of Tedric Thompson. The fifth-year safety spent training camp with the Seahawks, so picking up the playbook shouldn't be much of an issue. Alexander is also expected to serve as the primary backup at weakside linebacker following the suspension of Mychal Kendricks.
Alexander made a team-high seven tackles (five solo) during Friday's 21-20 preseason loss to the Vikings.
Alexander also led the Seahawks with 51 defensive snaps since Bradley McDougald (pectoral) didn't suit up and Tedric Thompson left with a rib injury. The 27-year-old safety is expected to work in a situational role during the regular season for as long as Earl Thomas extends his holdout.
Alexander (hip) returned to practice Wednesday, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio KJR reports.
Alexander has been out of commission for over a week with a strained hip flexor. Now back in action, the 2014 fourth-rounder will jump right back into the competition for depth-chart slotting at safety. While he may not be a regular with the first-string defense quite yet, Alexander is a dark horse to claim one of the starting jobs before Week 1, especially given Earl Thomas' current holdout.
Alexander suffered a hip flexor strain during practice this week, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
Alexander recently returned to practice after recovering offseason shoulder injury, but the injury bug has hit the safety again, and it looks like he will be out for an indefinite period of time. Expect an update on Alexander's status at some point over the next few days.
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