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some help at inside linebacker on Tuesday Aaron Ripkowski Color Rush Jersey , but it was not meant to be. Over the weekend, the team claimed linebacker Nicholas Grigsby on waivers from the Baltimore Ravens, seemingly adding a body to a group that has been hit hard by injuries in recent weeks.However, Grigsby’s tenure as a Packer lasted a matter of days. ESPN’s Rob Demovsky reports that Grigsby has failed his physical exam, and the Packers have sent him back to waivers. This has happened to the Packers several times in 2019, but it has not deterred general manager Brian Gutekunst from continuing to scour the waiver wire for players who may be able to help his team.The quest for help at the position now continues, with the Packers having a roster spot open. On Tuesday, the San Francisco 49ers released veteran linebacker Malcolm Smith https://www.thepackersfanshop.com/Demetri-Goodson-Jersey , who is now a free agent. Smith could be a candidate to help Green Bay, though he struggled for the 49ers since signing a substantial contract in 2017.Final cuts are coming on Saturday, when NFL teams must reduce their rosters from 90 men to 53. The Packers could make further waiver claims on Sunday if there are any players who intrigue them at that time. Jaire Alexander didn’t make the Pro Bowl as a rookie. The Packers cornerback did make 11 starts, 61 tackles and an interception, getting his career off to a solid start.The 18th overall choice in 2018 has bigger goals this season.“Year two? I’m going to be All-Pro. Everything else will take care of itself,” Alexander said Friday, via Lori Nickel of the . “Yeah, those are big words. For small minds.”Alexander has stayed in Green Bay since the offseason program ended JK Scott Jersey , doing more sprints and treadmill work. He said he wants to increase his endurance to “be able to sustain a drive or a long drive or two overtimes.” He also has worked yoga into his training schedule.Every step, every breath, every bead of sweat, Alexander is thinking about being good enough to make All-Pro. Of course, he had the same mindset last year.“I say that every year; I said that last year,” Alexander said. “I’ve always got that confidence, but this year it’s going to come to fruition. I know more things.”
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