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Pregame warmup: It’s going to be a hot one

Posted by Mike Spofford on October 12, 2014 – 10:48 am

MIAMI — There are a few clouds in the sky, but rain is looking less and less likely at Sun Life Stadium today, with temperatures expected to be in the mid-80s.

It’s going to be a hot one.

Winds are around 10 mph and the humidity is between 60-70 percent. The small chances of rain predicted earlier in the week are still in the forecast, but are projected for the evening, not the afternoon.

As they did eight years ago in their last visit to Miami, the Packers are wearing their green jerseys today while the Dolphins will be wearing their whites.

For a look back at that Packers-Dolphins game from 2006 and how it might relate to what happens today, click here.

Injury update: Packers DE Datone Jones (ankle) is inactive today, and he will be replaced in the starting lineup by DE Josh Boyd, who returned to practice this week after missing some time with a knee injury.

WR Jarrett Boykin (groin) remains out for the Packers, while WR Kevin Dorsey is active for the first time in his pro career. The Packers have five WRs active today — Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, Davante Adams, Jeff Janis and Dorsey.

For the Dolphins, RB Knowshon Moreno is active after missing time due to an elbow injury, and Pro Bowl C Mike Pouncey is also back in the starting lineup, but he will be at guard.

Moreno and Lamar Miller are both averaging at least 5.0 yards per carry this season for the Dolphins, who have one of the league’s top running games.

In the NFC North: All four teams in the division are within one game of each other heading into today’s games. The Packers and Lions are tied atop the division at 3-2, while the Bears and Vikings are one game back at 2-3.

If they Packers win, they would end the day no worse than tied for first, depending on what the Lions do in Minnesota. WR Calvin Johnson and RB Reggie Bush are both inactive today for Detroit. Chicago plays at Atlanta later Sunday afternoon. It’s possible the day could end with all four teams tied for first. For that to happen, the Packers would have to lose while the Vikings and Bears both win.

TV map: Here’s a look at the portions of the country that will get the Packers-Dolphins broadcast on their local FOX affiliates.

Map courtesy of 506sports.com

 


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Packers-Dolphins inactives

Posted by Duke Bobber on October 12, 2014 – 10:30 am

The following players have been declared as inactive for Sunday’s game between the Green Bay Packers and the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium.

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11 WR Jarrett Boykin
16 QB Scott Tolzien
39 CB Demetri Goodson
54 LB Carl Bradford
58 LB Sam Barrington
72 C Garth Gerhart
95 DE Datone Jones

Starting lineup change: #93 Josh Boyd will start in place of #95 Datone Jones at LDE

Miami Dolphins
10 WR Brandon Gibson
30 RB Daniel Thomas
62 DT Deandre Coleman
66 G Shelly Smith
74 T Jason Fox
77 G Billy Turner
89 TE Harold Hoskins

Starting lineup changes: #51 Mike Pouncey will start in place of #66 Shelley Smith at RG. #14 Jarvis Landry will start in place of #10 Brandon Gibson at WR. #53 Jelani Jenkins will start in place of #93 Jason Trusnik at LB. #20 Reshad Jones will start in place of #27 Jimmy Wilson at S.


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Sunday’s Packers captains vs. Dolphins: Lang, Shields and Goode

Posted by Duke Bobber on October 12, 2014 – 8:00 am

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As per team tradition, the Packers select game captains each week.  Today’s captains will be G T.J. Lang (offense), CB Sam Shields (defense) and LS Brett Goode (special teams).


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#PackersBusinessTrip: Behind-the-scenes photos from Miami

Posted by Duke Bobber on October 11, 2014 – 11:39 pm

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News now! Datone Jones questionable, David Bakhtiari probable for Sunday

Posted by Mike Spofford on October 10, 2014 – 12:00 pm

141010-news-now-mccarthy-300GREEN 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.”

Click here for Packers.com’s Friday feature story following locker room interviews.


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News now! Bakhtiari limited in practice due to back

Posted by Mike Spofford on October 9, 2014 – 2:19 pm

141009-news-now-mccarthy-300GREEN BAY — Packers starting left tackle David Bakhtiari was added to the injury report on Thursday with a back injury and was limited in practice, but Head Coach Mike McCarthy doesn’t sound overly concerned about it.

“Just being smart with him today at practice,” McCarthy said. “His back was bothering him a little bit.”

The potential absence of Bakhtiari would be significant given the pass rushers Miami possesses, led by veteran Cameron Wake. Five Dolphins, including Wake, have at least 1 1/2 sacks so far in 2014.

“Anytime you’re playing against excellent pass rushers it’s a challenge, especially on the road,” McCarthy said. “The way they get off the ball, they’re well-trained, they’re well-experienced in jumping the cadence. That’s evident. It’s a big challenge and it will be a focal point for us.”

Defensive end Datone Jones (ankle) and wide receiver Jarrett Boykin (groin) missed practice for the second straight day, while linebacker Sam Barrington (hamstring) and defensive lineman Josh Boyd (knee) were limited again.

Click here for Packers.com’s full report following locker room interviews.


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News now! Packers prepare for Dolphins and Miami heat

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on October 8, 2014 – 1:58 pm

141008-news-now-mccarthy-300GREEN BAY–Wednesday’s “heat” wave helped prepare the Packers for what they’ll face in Miami on Sunday.

“Had to wear sunblock today. It was 48 and sunny. We’ll be ready for the weather. We’ll be ready. I feel confident of it,” Coach Mike McCarthy said following practice.

The weather forecast for Miami is for hot, humid and possibly rainy conditions.

The Dolphins will be coached by former Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin.

“I’m very proud of Joe and thankful for our relationship and time together, but this is a game we both need. Joe Philbin was a big part of our success. I’ve always admired Joe for the love he has for his family,” McCarthy said.

Starting defensive end Datone Jones did not participate in practice due to an ankle injury he sustained in the win over the Vikings.

“I put Datone Jones in a day to day category,” McCarthy said.

Jarrett Boykin (groin), Josh Boyd (knee) and Sam Barrington (hamstring) were limited in practice.

Click here for Packers.com’s full report following locker room interviews.


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Wisconsin Favorites: Packers talk outdoor sports

Posted by Paige Curtis on October 7, 2014 – 2:59 pm

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If you could learn a new outdoor sport, what would it be?

140909-week-5-300No. 42 Morgan Burnett  – Golf.

No. 2 Mason Crosby – I’d do a lot of different things. I wouldn’t mind learning how to sail because there are a lot of different lakes.

No. 10 Matt Flynn – Surfing.

No. 31 Davon House – I’d like to learn how to hunt.

Whistling Straits in Kohler is Wisconsin golf’s crown jewel. Sculpted into the Wisconsin coastline, Whistling Straits offers two courses that have hosted the PGA Championship, U.S. Senior Open, and the Palmer Cup. The course will again host the pros when the PGA Championship comes back to Whistling Straits in 2015. The Straits is an architectural masterpiece, with spectacular views of Lake Michigan, and plenty of challenges along the way. Golf Digest magazine ranked it the second best public course in the U.S. in 2013. Grab your clubs and head to Whistling Straits or one of the state’s other 500 courses where the links are designed to maximize your fun while minimizing your score.

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How’s the defense shaping up? What are the keys to beating Miami? Read Mike’s chat transcript

Posted by Mike Spofford on October 7, 2014 – 12:34 pm

Packers.com’s Mike Spofford conducted his weekly chat on Tuesday, looking ahead to the road matchup in Miami. You can read the transcript here:

If you’re having trouble viewing the transcript, click here.

 


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Micah Hyde blogs about his community projects

Posted by Mike Spofford on October 6, 2014 – 10:10 am

DB Micah HydePackers DB Micah Hyde is one of many Packers who gets involved in community projects during his free time. Hyde took the opportunity last week to write a blog post about his experiences and commitments.

To read about Hyde, click here.

 


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