Friday, December 6, 2013
Practice report: No change for Rodgers
By Rob Demovsky
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The official designation on Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will come later on Friday, but nothing appeared to change about his status for Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons based on the final practice of the week.
Rodgers spent most of the portion that was open to reporters standing next to quarterbacks coach Ben McAdoo and later head coach Mike McCarthy while Matt Flynn took snaps with the starters like he's done all week.
Although Rodgers had a helmet on and threw some passes off to the side and during individual drills, indications were that he has not been cleared to return to game action. It’s unknown whether he had any additional tests done on his broken collarbone, which has kept him out since Nov. 4.
Only two players were absent from practice -- center Evan Dietrich-Smith (ankle, knee) and defensive end C.J. Wilson (ankle).
Left tackle David Bakhtiari (illness), linebacker Mike Neal (abdomen) and defensive tackle Ryan Pickett (knee) all returned to practice.
With temperatures in the single digits, the team practiced inside the Don Hutson Center.