GREEN BAY — Packers defensive lineman Datone Jones wasn’t able to practice either Wednesday or Thursday due to an ankle injury, but Mike McCarthy expects him to practice in some capacity on Saturday and has listed him as questionable for Sunday’s game in Miami.
“Talked to Datone this morning, he’s feeling better,” McCarthy said on Friday. “We’ll see what he can do on the field tomorrow.”
McCarthy said young players often tell him they’re ready to go, but those projections need to be balanced with the information he gets from the medical staff.
“He’s very optimistic,” McCarthy said. “He’s doing everything he can. We’ll see tomorrow.”
Elsewhere on the injury report, starting left tackle David Bakhtiari (back) is listed as probable. So is defensive lineman Josh Boyd (knee). Linebacker Sam Barrington (hamstring) is questionable, and receiver Jarrett Boykin (groin) is out.
With Boykin out, receiver Kevin Dorsey could be active on gameday as a fifth receiver and special teams performer. Dorsey was signed to the active roster from the practice squad earlier this week.
“I have a lot of confidence in Kevin Dorsey,” McCarthy said. “If he needs to play on offense, we’ll put him right in there and cut him loose. He’s a young man who’s earned this opportunity.”
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