Packers' Bakhtiari inactive for divisional round vs. 49ers

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Green Bay Packers left tackle David Bakhtiari is inactive for the divisional round versus the San Francisco 49ers after returning from a torn ACL in Week 18.

Wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling is also inactive due to a back injury, while cornerback Jaire Alexander is in the lineup for the first time since Week 4 after rehabbing a shoulder injury.

Bakhtiari missed practice Tuesday and Thursday after playing 27 snaps in his season debut against the Detroit Lions. The former All-Pro was a limited participant in practice Wednesday and received a questionable tag on the injury report.

Bakhtiari tore his ACL on Dec. 31, 2020, forcing him to miss the playoffs and the first 16 contests of the 2021 campaign. He practiced for several weeks before getting some game action against the Lions.

Valdes-Scantling was listed as doubtful on the injury report. A deep threat when healthy, he posted 430 yards and three touchdowns over 11 regular-season appearances.

Alexander was one of the top cover corners in the NFL a season ago. The Packers survived his absence with Rasul Douglas and top draft pick Eric Stokes emerging in the secondary.

Packers' Bakhtiari inactive for divisional round vs. 49ers
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