Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers looked fine on the practice field on Thursday. It doesn’t mean he will play.
There was no definitive word on whether Rodgers will be medically cleared to return from his left collarbone injury in time for Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. It was just another day in the Packers’ guessing game called “When Will the Franchise Quarterback Return.”
“Just a Thursday practice, didn’t take a lot of reps with the teams but felt pretty good out there, was feeling good,” said Rodgers.
Flat out, Aaron: Will you be playing Sunday?
“It’s a medical decision, it’s an organizational decision,” said Rodgers, who is listed as “limited” on the official practice report.
Matt Flynn took the majority of the reps Thursday and has said he’s preparing this week as if he’ll start.
Fitzgerald, Palmer prepare for Seahawks
Arizona receiver Larry Fitzgerald said he practiced fully but has one more concussion test to pass with an independent neurologist before he is cleared to play Sunday at Seattle.
Both Fitzgerald and QB Carson Palmer (high ankle sprain) expect to play after being banged up in last Sunday’s win at Tennessee.
Around the League
Vikings RB Adrian Peterson was held out of practice Thursday as a precaution. Coach Leslie Frazier said Peterson “should be fine” to play Sunday at Cincinnati after sitting out last Sunday against Philadelphia. … Giants WR Victor Cruz had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee following an injury suffered against the Seahawks last Sunday. … Lingering effects from a concussion have forced Redskins TE Jordan Reed to the season-ending IR. … The status for Browns CB Joe Haden remains unknown as he deals with a hip injury.
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