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Thursday, November 21, 2013
Practice report: Rodgers throws on the side

By Rob Demovsky

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Still wearing sweatpants, a sweatshirt and a stocking cap -- and not a practice jersey or a helmet -- injured Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers did some light throwing at the start of Thursday’s practice.

Rodgers said earlier this week on his ESPN Milwaukee radio show that he has been able to throw without any pain in the collarbone he broke on Nov. 4 against the Chicago Bears.

He tossed a few balls before Sunday’s game against the New York Giants, and on Thursday he threw some short passes during a ball-security drill.

Rodgers has not been officially ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings, but it’s highly unlikely he would play. He said Wednesday that he would have to practice on Friday in order to play this week. Next week, with the Packers at the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving, Rodgers said he would need to practice on Tuesday in order to play.

Eight players were not practicing during the portion open reporters and four of them were cornerbacks. Rookie Micah Hyde was a new addition to the list, joining fellow cornerbacks Casey Hayward (hamstring), James Nixon (knee) and Sam Shields (hamstring). Hyde attended practice but did not participate for reasons not immediately known.

Others who didn’t practice were linebacker Nick Perry (foot/ankle), tackle Don Barclay (knee), defensive tackle Johnny Jolly (groin) and Rodgers.

The Packers were not in pads even though coach Mike McCarthy said Wednesday that Thursday's session would be a full-pads practice.

The full injury report will be available after practice.