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Josh Boyd | Defensive Lineman

Team: Green Bay Packers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 8/3/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 310
College: Mississippi State
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Packers placed DE Josh Boyd on injured reserve with a fractured ankle and torn ligaments, ending his season.
Boyd was a 6-foot-3, 310-pound rotational run stuffer at "five technique" in Green Bay's defense. His space-eating presence will be missed on early downs. Sep 21 - 5:12 PM

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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Packers DE Josh Boyd is dealing with torn ligaments in addition to a broken bone in his ankle, and could miss the rest of the season.

ESPN reports he needs surgery. Boyd is a rotational lineman who's probably headed to I.R. Mike Pennel will pick up the slack until Letroy Guion comes off suspension in Week 4.
Sep 21 - 3:08 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Packers DE Josh Boyd broke a "small" bone in his ankle Sunday night.

Rapoport is not expecting a long-term absence, but Boyd is still looking at a multi-week injury. Mike Pennel played 20 snaps Sunday night with Boyd sidelined. The Packers will get Letroy Guion back from suspension soon.
Sep 21 - 10:33 AM

Packers DL Josh Boyd suffered an ankle injury in Sunday night's Week 2 game against Seattle.

Boyd was immediately ruled out, suggesting he's dealing with a multi-week injury. Mike Pennel will see an expanded role in Boyd's place.
Sep 20 - 9:48 PM

Josh Boyd is now working as the Packers' starting nose tackle.

A 6-foot-3, 310-pound second-year lineman out of Mississippi State, Boyd's playing time grew over the course of his rookie season, and he had a number of strong run-blocking performances late in the year. Boyd has the potential to be an upgrade on B.J. Raji, a severely overrated player who is headed to I.R.
Sun, Aug 24, 2014 09:52:00 PM

Coach Mike McCarthy thinks second-year DL Josh Boyd is capable of taking a "huge step" in 2014.

"I think Josh definitely has the flexibility," McCarthy said. "He's shown he can play the nose. He needs to take a huge step, and I think he'll be one of those players that does in his second year." Boyd, the 167th pick last April, played just 114 defensive snaps as a rookie. But with free agents B.J. Raji and Ryan Pickett expected to move on, Boyd and Datone Jones will take on increased roles.
Tue, Feb 25, 2014 11:09:00 AM

The Packers are giving fifth-round DL Josh Boyd a look at five-technique and nose tackle in their rookie minicamp.

The No. 167 overall pick, Boyd will spend his first year developing behind contract-year starters B.J. Raji and Ryan Pickett. The Packers plan to use Boyd at end in their base defense, and move him inside as a nickel pass rusher. It's a role that nearly every lineman is asked to do in Dom Capers' 3-4 scheme.
Sat, May 11, 2013 07:26:00 PM

Packers signed fifth-round DT Josh Boyd to a four-year contract.

At 6-foot-3, 310, Boyd possesses size to play five technique or nose tackle in Green Bay's 3-4. Boyd will develop behind B.J. Raji, Ryan Pickett, and first-round pick Datone Jones. Raji and Pickett are entering contract years.
Fri, May 10, 2013 05:53:00 PM

Packers selected Mississippi State DL Josh Boyd with the No. 167 overall pick.

Boyd (6-foot-3, 310) was a 3 1/2-year starter for the Bulldogs, recording 33 tackles -- 2.5 for a loss -- and 1.5 sacks as a senior, also blocking one kick. He ran 5.14 at the Combine before pumping 32 reps on the bench. Boyd flashed penetrating, three-technique type ability in the SEC, but was an inconsistent performer and lacks explosive measurables. Along with Mike Daniels, Boyd is a penetrator who might win with hand use and leverage.
Sat, Apr 27, 2013 03:36:00 PM

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