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Packers moving practice indoors ahead of Dallas-area storm

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DALLAS -- With a winter storm on its way to North Texas, the Green Bay Packers called an audible in their practice plans for Super Bowl XLV.

The Packers originally were scheduled to practice outdoors at Southern Methodist University, located north of downtown Dallas, but senior analyst Gil Brandt reported the team instead will work out just down the road at Highland Park High School's indoor facilities.

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After the Packers arrived in Texas on Monday, coach Mike McCarthy said he would make a final decision Tuesday after touring both facilities.

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said moving indoors won't change the team's preparation, especially for a game that will be played with the roof closed.

"We've been indoors the last three days, so I don't think that's going to be a big issue," Rodgers said Monday. "I'm hoping they put the top on Jerry World there, and I think they will. I get to wear my favorite shoes."

A winter storm watch is in effect through Tuesday in the Dallas area, with the potential for more bad weather later in the week.

The Pittsburgh Steelers are scheduled to practice at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, which has an indoor facility.



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