News now! Uncertainty on injury front

Posted by Mike Spofford on October 3, 2014 – 3:51 pm


GREEN BAY — It’s too early to tell whether the Packers defensive line will be back to full strength by the time the road trip to Miami rolls around next weekend.

Head Coach Mike McCarthy said on Friday he was hopeful Josh Boyd would be able to practice next Wednesday, the first day the players will return to the practice field, but he doesn’t know about Datone Jones.

Boyd missed Thursday night’s game against Minnesota with a knee injury, while Jones played but left the game with an ankle injury. McCarthy was also unsure on the status of wide receiver Jarrett Boykin, who has missed the last two games with a groin injury.

The injuries on the defensive line prompted the signing of undrafted rookie Luther Robinson from the practice squad before Thursday’s game. Robinson made a key play, getting a hit on Vikings QB Christian Ponder as he released a wobbly pass that was intercepted and returned for a touchdown by Julius Peppers.

“He did some good things,” McCarthy said of Robinson, smiling a little about the rookie’s over-anxiousness, which resulted in an offsides penalty early on. “He’ll definitely improve.”

Click here for’s full report from McCarthy’s press conference.


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