Head coach Matt LaFleur said Tuesday that Rodgers "will 'most likely not' play during the preseason," according to Wes Hodkiewicz of the Packers' official website.

Rodgers missed some offseason work amid a dispute with management, but he has taken part in every practice session since training camp began, and the Packers don't see a need to expose Rodgers -- who will be entering his 17th season -- to a potential injury. With Rodgers unlikely to play before Week 1, backup quarterback Jordan Love will get as many reps as he can handle during the exhibition season, and third-stringer Kurt Benkert will presumably get the rest. Barring something unforeseen, expect Rodgers to be under center for the Packers when they kick off the regular season against the Saints on Sept. 12.

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