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Thursday, December 26, 2013
Practice report: Rodgers takes first snaps

By Rob Demovsky

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Quarterback Aaron Rodgers took the first snaps during every drill in the portion of Thursday’s Green Bay Packers' practice that was open to reporters.

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While there was no official word on whether Rodgers has been medically cleared to return from his broken collarbone, the first snap in drills typically goes to the starter.

It should be noted, however, that those snaps all came during individual drills. No team (11-on-11) drills were conducted during the portion open to reporters.

If Rodgers does play Sunday against the Chicago Bears, it will be his first game since he was injured on Nov. 4 in the first meeting against the Bears.

The Packers were expected to make a decision on Rodgers’ status after Thursday's practice.

Only four players were not practicing on Thursday, when the Packers were in full pads. They were: running back Eddie Lacy (ankle), linebacker Clay Matthews (thumb), linebacker Brad Jones (ankle) and tight end Ryan Taylor (ankle).

Receiver Randall Cobb also practiced but still has not been activated off the temporary injured reserve list. He has not played since he broke the tibia in his right leg on Oct. 13.