Mackensie Alexander overcame a major hurdle just as he’s set to become an unrestricted free agent. NFL.com’s Tom Pelissero reports (via Twitter) that the cornerback was “recently cleared to resume football activities.” The 26-year-old had had his meniscus trimmed back in January.
The Vikings slot cornerback was having another productive campaign in 2019, compiling 38 tackles, 0.5 sacks, and five passes defended in 13 games (four starts). The knee injury ultimately landed him on the injured reserve, forcing him to miss the Vikings two playoff games.
In total, the former second-rounder has appeared in 55 games during his four-year career, collecting 103 tackles, two interceptions, and 21 passes defended.
As we detailed earlier today, the Vikings cornerbacks corps could look a whole lot different next season. Besides Alexander, cornerback Trae Waynes is also set to hit the open market. The organization could also choose to move on from veteran Xavier Rhodes.
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