Friday, December 27, 2013
Practice report: No issues for Rodgers
By Rob Demovsky
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- For the first time in a month, this should be a low-stress Friday in terms of the Green Bay Packers’ quarterback situation.
Aaron Rodgers took all the first team reps during the portion of practice that was open to reporters, meaning there were no setbacks after it was announced on Thursday that he would return from his broken collarbone to start Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears.
Will running back Eddie Lacy (ankle) and receiver Randall Cobb (tibia) join him?
Both were on the practice field Friday, although Lacy appeared limited. Cobb’s reps appeared to increase for the second straight day, and there’s a chance he could be activated off the injured reserve/designated to return list.
Linebacker Brad Jones (ankle) and tight end Ryan Taylor (illness) returned to practice.
The Packers were thin on outside linebackers with Clay Matthews (thumb) already ruled out and Mike Neal (abdomen) and Nick Perry (foot) in street clothes. Neal and Perry practiced on Thursday, so it’s possible they were just being held out as a precaution. Tight end Jake Stoneburner, who was not listed on the injury report, also did not practice.
The full injury report with status designations for Sunday's game will be available after practice.