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With concern over Aaron Rodgers' calf, Packers activate all 3 QBs

12/28/2014

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- For the first time all season, the Green Bay Packers will have all three quarterbacks active.

The reason?

Aaron Rodgers' calf injury.

According to a source, the Packers are going into Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions with "a little" concern about the injury their starting quarterback sustained in last week's win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

On Friday, Packers coach Mike McCarthy said during his final media availability of the week: "I don't have any concerns today, just based off of the conversation with Aaron and how he's feeling."

However, the Packers still had one more practice Saturday morning to complete their preparations for the NFC North title game against the Lions. Rodgers was listed as probable on Friday's injury report and was a limited participant in practice all week.

Rodgers also took the unusual step of warming up on the field about two hours before the game Sunday. Rodgers does not typically come out that early, but he played catch with backup Matt Flynn.

This is the first time No. 3 quarterback Scott Tolzien has been active for a game this season. He took the place of backup running back DuJuan Harris, who has been the primary kickoff returner this season. However, McCarthy said this week that he's looking for a spark in the return game, which could mean he will use starting receiver Randall Cobb in that role.

Here's the Packers’ inactive list for Sunday: