AFC East: Mark Tauscher

Dolphins at Packers inactives

October, 17, 2010
The Miami Dolphins' chances of victory have improved based on the Green Bay Packers' scratches Sunday at Lambeau Field.

The Packers will be without four starters, including the NFL's sacks leader, outside linebacker Clay Matthews.

Miami will have inside linebacker Channing Crowder in uniform for the first time this year. Defensive end Jared Odrick will miss his fourth straight game with a leg injury.

Miami Dolphins
Green Bay Packers

Dolphins catching breaks from Green Bay

October, 13, 2010
The Miami Dolphins badly need a victory to make sure they don't fall too far behind the AFC East title race.

The Green Bay Packers might oblige them by fielding an incomplete team Sunday at Lambeau Field.

The Dolphins have had trouble defending tight ends since last season, but Packers star Jermichael Finley will be out with a knee injury. Right tackle Mark Tauscher will be out with a shoulder injury. Linebacker Nick Barnett had wrist surgery Wednesday morning.

Two biggies: quarterback Aaron Rodgers and NFL sacks leader Clay Matthews are uncertain.

Rodgers suffered a concussion in Sunday's game. Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Wednesday the team wouldn't have any indication until Thursday morning if Rodgers could play against the Dolphins.

McCarthy also said Matthews likely would miss practice all week because of a hamstring injury.

The Packers have several other players who are banged up and listed on the injury report in some fashion.

The Dolphins, meanwhile, got healthier during their bye week. Inside linebacker Channing Crowder (groin) and defensive end Jared Odrick (leg) were on the practice field.