That might change Sunday.
Cooper is on deck if right guard Paul Fanaika can’t play against Washington because of ankle and calf injuries. Should Fanaika not play, Cooper will be inserted at right guard and Ted Larsen will remain at left guard, offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin said.
“I’m confident in him,” Goodwin said. “If that happens, that happens. If not, Paul is up and here we go.”
Cooper has played just three snaps this season while Alexander has yet to see the field on defense.
“It’s up to the coaches,” said Alexander, one of two special teams captains. “As far as how they want to work me in, right now my role is to play on special teams and I’ll just continue to do that.”
“Lorenzo (will) get some reps,” defensive coordinator Todd Bowles said. “[Linebacker Marcus] Benard is back as well as [linebacker Thomas] Keiser.
“Depending on what we see and package wise, we’ll try to get [Alexander] in when we could.”