Rodgers (shoulder) will not play in Week 17 against the Lions.
Rodgers was forced out of the Packers' Week 16 game by his shoulder injury, and it turns out the setback will prevent him from suiting up Sunday for the first time in his career. Rodgers came up big for the Packers with 77 yards and a score, but he otherwise totaled just 83 yards and no touchdowns over the other 14 games he played in 2017. It's clear the Packers view him as a depth player after signing Jared Cook and Martellus Bennett the last two offseasons, so it remains to be seen if, as an unrestricted free agent, Rodgers returns to the only team he has played for or seeks a new opportunity elsewhere.
Rodgers (shoulder) sat out Wednesday's practice, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
Rodgers only played two offensive snaps before departing the Packers' 16-0 loss to the Vikings on Sunday with the shoulder injury. If Rodgers is unable to get back on the practice field the next two days, he'll likely sit out Week 17 against the Lions, paving the way for Lance Kendricks to handle the bulk of the snaps at tight end.
Rodgers (shoulder) is out for the rest of Saturday's game against the Vikings.
With Rodgers out, starting Lance Kendricks will continue to log a full workload at tight end. If updates aren't available after Saturday's game, Rodgers' status will likely remain unclear until practices resume Wednesday.
Rodgers is questionable to return to Saturday's game against the Vikings with a shoulder injury.
Rodgers is coming off his best performance of the season in Week 15 against the Panthers, compiling four receptions for 77 receiving yards and one touchdown on a season-high four targets. Still, the fourth-year pro wasn't expected for a big day Saturday, since he's only had five receptions for 45 yards in seven games during QB Brett Hundley's tenure under center. For the time being, Lance Kendricks will be the only healthy tight end on the Packers roster.
Rodgers brought in all four of his targets for 77 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 31-24 loss to the Panthers.
The veteran tight end posted season-best reception and yardage totals, while also scoring his first touchdown of the season when he hauled in a 24-yard scoring dart from Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) with 2:43 remaining. The 25-year-old hadn't logged more than one reception in any game since Week 2, however, so fantasy expectations should be kept firmly tempered. Rodgers will look to put together another productive performance when the Packers face off with the Vikings in Week 16.
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