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Friday, October 25, 2013
Injury report: James Jones doubtful

By Rob Demovsky

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- A week after he was listed as questionable and did not play, Green Bay Packers receiver James Jones has even less of a chance to play this Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings.

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Jones did not practice for the second straight week after sustaining a sprained left knee on Oct. 13 against the Baltimore Ravens. He was listed as doubtful on Friday’s injury report.

That means Jarrett Boykin is expected to make his second career start. In his first start last Sunday against the Cleveland Browns, Boykin caught eight passes for 103 yards and a touchdown.

The Packers’ defense might get an unexpected early return for Sunday’s game at another position weakened by injury. Outside linebacker Nick Perry returned to practice on Friday less than two weeks after he sustained a foot injury against the Ravens. Last week, coach Mike McCarthy said Perry would likely miss “a couple of weeks.”

Perry was a limited participant in Friday’s practice and was listed as questionable.

“Didn’t want to overdo it, so we’ll see how feels and hopefully get ready for Sunday night,” McCarthy said Friday.

Cornerback Casey Hayward appears set to make his season debut after missing the first six games because of a hamstring injury. Hayward, who led all NFL rookies with six interceptions last season, was listed as probable.

Here’s the full injury report:

Probable – CB Jarrett Bush (hamstring, full participation in practice), CB Casey Hayward (hamstring, full participation), S Jerron McMillian (not injury related, did not practice), RB James Starks (knee, full participation).

Questionable – LB Brad Jones (hamstring, limited participation), OLB Nick Perry (foot, limited participation).

Doubtful – WR James Jones (knee, did not practice).

Out – TE Jermichael Finley (neck), OLB Clay Matthews (thumb), TE Ryan Taylor (knee).