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Thursday, December 5, 2013
Practice report: Rodgers works in pads

By Rob Demovsky

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers put on his pads for the first time since he broke his collarbone Nov. 4.

The Packers were in full pads Thursday, and so was Rodgers. Practicing for the second straight day, Rodgers again looked sharp during individual drills.

No 11-on-11 drills were conducted during the portion that was open to reporters. However, Matt Flynn appeared to be taking the starter's reps for the second straight day.

The Packers have not ruled out Rodgers yet, but it seems unlikely he will return for Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons at Lambeau Field.

The Packers may also have issues on their offensive line. Center Evan Dietrich-Smith was not on the field a day after center he sprained his ankle in practice. Also missing was left tackle David Bakhtiari, but the reason was not immediately known. He was not listed on Wednesday's injury report. Neither was defensive tackle Ryan Pickett, who also did not practice Thursday.

Others who missed practice were linebacker Mike Neal (abdomen) and defensive end C.J. Wilson (ankle).

The full injury report will be available after practice.