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Packers Injury Update: Kentrell Brice ruled out of Dolphins game with ankle injury

The Packers lost a starter and one of just four active safeties on the gameday roster in the first quarter.

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The Green Bay Packers’ safety group has been diminished by roster transactions in recent weeks, but injury struck the position once again in the first quarter against the Miami Dolphins.

Starting third-year safety Kentrell Brice suffered an apparent left ankle injury on a tackle attempt, and he was carted off to the locker room. Brice has missed time in parts of a few different games this year, but he had started all nine games this season. It appears that this injury is probably a serious one, however.

Josh Jones, who had been playing some dime linebacker, shifted back to take Brice’s place at safety for the remainder of the defensive series. That would lead to more snaps for Antonio Morrison or Oren Burks in the base defense. This also hurts a safety group that dressed just four safeties today: Brice, Jones, Tramon Williams, and Raven Greene. Ibraheim Campbell, who was acquired this week, was a gameday inactive.

Brice is officially questionable to return at the moment, but that designation is likely pending a more official diagnosis of the injury. Stay tuned for more updates.

UPDATE: Brice was ruled out of the game due to the injury after halftime.