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Cheese Curds, 1/4: Jaire Alexander moves on from suspension in a better place

With expectations more clearly set, the Packers and their star cornerback appear to have reset their relationship in a positive way.

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If the comments coming out of 1265 Lombardi Avenue are true, there should be no worries about Jaire Alexander being a problem for the Green Bay Packers moving forward. Following his one-game team-issued suspension last week, Alexander spoke to the media on Wednesday and assured everyone that he’s taking the situation seriously.

It’s a good sign for Alexander’s long-term future and growth with the team, which is encouraging give how much money and time the Packers have invested in him. He has missed significant time with injuries this season, but he remains a key variable in the team’s defensive personnel equation and, when healthy and engaged, he can still be one of the best corners in the NFL.

This week, expect Alexander to draw a heavy dose of D.J. Moore when the Packers play the Chicago Bears with a playoff spot on the line. Take a look at Jaire’s recent comments and a view ahead to Sunday’s game and the playoff possibilities that could result.

Excited to be back, Jaire Alexander ready to move forward with Packers | Packers.com
Meetings with head coach Matt LaFleur and GM Brian Gutekunst this week have apparently been productive, and Alexander says he sees the situation as a learning experience.

Packers CB Jaire Alexander takes ownership for suspension: ‘That won’t happen again’ - The Athletic ($)
Alexander also promised not to be a problem for the team, either in the rest of this season or beyond.

Why Packers' Jordan Love has millions on the line vs. Bears - ESPN
Love's current contract has a ton of escalators on the line this week, including making the playoffs, finishing in the top-10 of NFL QBs in passer rating (he currently ranks 11th) and passing touchdowns (3rd).

Aaron Jones and Packers’ surging run game to face ‘stout’ Bears front | Packers Wire
Aaron Jones has back-to-back 100-yard rushing games for the Packers. If he can make it three and a row on Sunday, the Packers should have a great chance to beat Chicago and make the playoffs.

Rams to start QB Carson Wentz in regular-season finale with playoff berth secured | NFL.com
The Rams have clinched a playoff berth, but a loss would give Green Bay a chance to earn the #6 seed and perhaps a better matchup in the Wild Card round rather than just sneaking in as the #7.

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The Naples chef trying to win over fellow Italians says "I wanted to put these disputed ingredients – that are treated like they’re poison – onto a Neapolitan pizza, making them tasty." Where do you fall on the eternal question?