Coach Matt LaFleur expects Rodgers (back) to practice Sunday, Jim Owczarski of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Rodgers was a late scratch for Thursday's preseason game at Baltimore as a precautionary measure due to back tightness. If the issue persists, there's a chance he won't be on the practice field Sunday with an eye toward ensuring his health for the regular season. As for the rest of exhibition season, Rodgers' next chance to suit up comes Thursday against the Raiders in Winnipeg.
Rodgers will be held out of Thursday's preseason game at Baltimore due to back tightness, Wes Hodkiewicz of the Packers' official site reports. The move is deemed "precautionary."
Prior to this contest, coach Matt LaFleur indicated that Rodgers and most of the starters were in line to play "a quarter or so," but a minor issue will keep the quarterback sidelined for a second straight exhibition. In Rodgers' stead, DeShone Kizer should get the start, with Tim Boyle and Manny Wilkins splitting the remaining QB reps.
Coach Matt LaFleur said Rodgers and the other starters will play "a quarter or so" in Thursday's preseason game at Baltimore, Jason Wilde of The Wisconsin State Journal reports.
The Packers used Geronimo Allison and Marquez Valdes-Scantling in their preseason opener, while Rodgers, Aaron Jones, Davante Adams and Jimmy Graham were held out. There's no guarantee they all play Thursday, but it at least seems Rodgers will be out there to start the game. He's surrounded by most of the same players from last season, with LaFleur and offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett representing the major changes.
Rodgers did not suit up for Thursday's preseason opener, but Packers.com senior writer Mike Spofford presumes Rodgers will see action in the Packers' next two exhibition contests.
Rodgers was not expected to play Thursday, but the Packers did not reveal until shortly before kickoff that he would indeed be held out. It's probably beneficial for him to see at least some action this preseason in order to get in a test run with new head coach and play caller Matt LaFleur, but the Packers will no doubt be cautious with him in order to make sure he is 100 percent for the team's season opener against the Bears. As was the case prior to exhibition game No. 1, Rodgers' availability for the Packers' second preseason contest, against the Ravens, may not be determined until close to game day.
Rodgers' preseason workload has yet to be determined, Jason Wilde of the Wisconsin State Journal reports. "I think it's just something we're going to evaluate each week and see where we are, see how much work we need to get in," coach Matt LaFleur said Tuesday.
Rodgers' workload during the exhibition slate has steadily decreased as the decade has progressed, culminating in just one offensive series in 2018. This offseason, he expressed a desire to get in more preseason action than usual, but LaFleur seemed to tap the breaks on such thoughts. General manager Brian Gutekunst specifically pointed to the Packers' joint practices with the Texans prior to the exhibition opener as a way to get Rodgers meaningful reps in a competitive environment without exposing the quarterback to contact. No matter, expect Rodgers to make an appearance at some point in August, especially as he looks to gain greater familiarity with LaFleur's system in his age-36 season.
Rodgers revealed Tuesday that he played with a tibial plateau fracture in addition to an MCL sprain during the 2018 season, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
Adding to a history of left knee injuries that dates back to high school, Rodgers got hurt Week 1 against Chicago and aggravated the MCL sprain Week 5 against Detroit. He still was able to start 16 games, though he was removed early Week 17 with a concussion. The symptoms from the concussion cleared up by the beginning of February, and Rodgers opted for a series of shots rather than having surgery on his knee (he said he received the same shots in past years). The repetition of similar injuries is legitimate cause for concern in terms of his longevity and durability, but the 35-year-old quarterback said his body feels great for the start of Green Bay's offseason program. Rodgers will be working with new coach Matt LaFleur and offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett, hoping improved playcalling leads to better results from a personnel group that looks quite similar to last season's.
Rodgers said his troublesome left knee is feeling good and shouldn't have any impact on his offseason routine, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
Rodgers initially hurt his knee playing basketball in high school, eventually requiring an ACL reconstruction during college and a less complicated surgery after the 2015 campaign. It cropped up as an issue once again after his left leg was bent at an awkward angle Week 1 this past season, but he returned to the contest and ended up playing all 16 games. While it's quite possible the injury contributed to a disappointing season, the bigger issues in Green Bay were poor coaching, a terrible defense and a lack of pass-catching weapons behind Davante Adams. The Packers seem to be headed for major changes during the offseason, starting with the hiring of Matt LaFleur as head coach and play caller. In addition to the optimism regarding his left knee, the 35-year-old quarterback recently mentioned that he's no longer dealing with symptoms from a Week 17 concussion. Rodgers should be a full participant when the Packers start their offseason program the first week of April.
Rodgers (concussion) said at the NFL Honors event Saturday that he has no lingering injury concerns, Lindsey Pallares of WBAY Sports reports.
Rodgers exited the season finale against the Lions after sustaining the concussion, tweaked his groin Week 15, and battled a bone bruise and MCL sprain for the bulk of the season, which resulted in him skipping last week's Pro Bowl. The veteran signal caller avoided surgery on his knee and is now resuming his regular offseason workout routine. The 35-year-old totaled 4,442 yards and completed 62 percent of his passes with 25 touchdowns and only two interceptions this season, as he'll look to return to his MVP-caliber form in 2019 with new head coach Matt LaFleur.
Rodgers (concussion) has been ruled out of the 2019 Pro Bowl.
The report didn't cite a specific injury, but Rodgers suffered a deep bone bruise and sprained MCL in his left knee Week 1, tweaked his groin Week 15, and sustained a concussion Week 17. The decision to skip the NFL's All-Star game may have been spurred by all three, but he would have been subject to the concussion protocol in order to play Jan. 27. While he threw just two interceptions this season and surpassed 4,000 passing yards for the seventh time in 11 years as the Packers' starting quarterback, Rodgers posted his second-lowest completion percentage (62.3), worst touchdown percentage (4.2 percent) and took his third-most sacks (49). He'll be looking to bounce back in 2019 under the tutelage of new coach Matt LaFleur.
Rodgers has been diagnosed with a concussion and won't return to Sunday's game versus the Lions.
The confirmation of a concussion marks the third of Rodgers' career, as noted by Jason Wilde of ESPN.com. As a result, Rodgers is in the protocol for head injuries and won't be eligible to speak with the media until he gains clearance from an independent neurologist, which clouds whether he may undergo knee surgery immediately after the season, according to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com. No matter how the upcoming months go for Rodgers, he'll end his 11th year as the starting quarterback in Green Bay with 4,442 yards passing, a 25:2 TD:INT and 269 yards on 43 rushes (6.3 YPC).
Rodgers left Sunday's game against the Lions to be evaluated for a concussion.
If Rodgers is diagnosed with a concussion, it would be a fitting end to what has been a lost season in Green Bay. Fortunately for the quarterback, there won't be any meaningful game action for many months, so he would have plenty of time to recover. DeShone Kizer will fill in at QB for as long as Rodgers is sidelined.
Rodgers (groin/knee) completed 37 of 55 passes for 442 yards and two touchdowns while adding 32 yards and two touchdowns on five carries and running in a two-point conversion in Sunday's 44-38 overtime win over the Jets.
Given how effective he was with his legs, it's safe to say Rodgers wasn't at all limited by the groin injury he picked up last week. The veteran quarterback's pair of passing touchdowns were a 49-yarder to Jake Kumerow and a 16-yarder to Davante Adams, the latter of which won the game in overtime. That game-winning touchdown was set up by a pair of one-yard Rodgers rushing scores in the fourth quarter. Owners who stuck with Rodgers through this down season by his lofty standards were handsomely rewarded in what was the championship round for most fantasy leagues. Oddly enough, Rodgers is the only quarterback in football history to throw for 400 yards and log two rushing touchdowns in a game, a feat he's now accomplished twice in his career. Rodgers will likely be productive in Week 17 as well given his history of dominating the Lions.
Rodgers (groin/knee) expects to play in Sunday's road game against the Jets, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports. "I want to be out there with the guys, and I look forward to being out there," Rodgers said Wednesday.
After the Week 15 loss at Chicago, Rodgers opened a can of worms by admitting he tweaked his groin, which he continued to play through while stretching out a number of times after halftime. Interim coach Joe Philbin commented on the situation Monday, telling Demovsky that the Packers had no intention of shutting down Rodgers for the season, even with the playoffs not a possibility. Per Michael Cohen of The Athletic, Rodgers opened Week 16 with a full practice session Wednesday, ending any debate over whether or not the signal-caller will be out there this weekend.
Rodgers (groin) took the initial reps during the portion of Wednesday's practice open to the media, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
Rodgers' Week 16 availability against the Jets is in question due to a groin injury suffered in Sunday's 24-17 loss in Chicago. If he has his way, Rodgers expects to continue leading the Packers offense for the final two games of the season, despite having no chance at a postseason appearance. That said, interim coach Joe Philbin told Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette earlier Wednesday the team will evaluate Rodgers all week before coming to a decision.
Interim coach Joe Philbin relayed that he's "hopeful" Rodgers (groin) will practice Wednesday and added that the Packers would take the full week to decide if the quarterback will play Sunday against the Jets, Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.
Rodgers tweaked his groin late in the first half of the Week 15 loss to the Bears, but ultimately stayed in the contest and finished with 25 completions on 42 attempts for 274 yards, no touchdowns and an interception -- his first since Week 4. With the loss officially ending the Packers' long-shot bid for the playoffs, there's reason to think the team could exercise some caution with its star signal-caller for the final two games of the regular season. Philbin noted earlier in the week that Rodgers won't be automatically shut down, however, so if the 35-year-old is able to log some practice reps by Friday, there's a good chance he'll be under center this weekend.
Head coach Joe Philbin relayed Monday that he has no plans to shut down Rodgers (groin) for the final two weeks of the season, Rob Demovsky of ESPN reports. "I think when you sign up for the 2018 NFL season, you sign up for a 16-game season and hopefully you earn the opportunity to extend that and to compete for a championship," said Philbin. "Obviously, the extension part is over. That being said, you're a football player, you're part of a team and your one role is to the contribute to the overall success of the team."
The Packers' elimination from playoff contention following the team's Week 15 loss to the Bears won't prevent Rodgers from taking the field in Week 16, but a groin issue that surfaced during the contest still casts some doubt on whether he will dress. Even if Rodgers does play, he could be without a pair of weapons in Randall Cobb (concussion) and Aaron Jones (knee), who both exited Sunday's game against the Bears due to injury. If Rodgers is ultimately unable to suit up, DeShone Kizer would presumably take over under center for the Packers' Week 16 matchup against the Jets.
Coach Joe Philbin didn't provide detail on Rodgers' groin injury Monday, the Packers' official site reports.
After Sunday's 24-17 defeat in Chicago, Rodgers told Michael Cohen of The Athletic that he tweaked his groin on a last-second Hail Mary heave at the end of the first half. Rodgers intends to play out the string of a season that won't include a playoff appearance for a second consecutive year, but the injury could cause the Packers to exercise caution with their $134-million dollar man. DeShone Kizer would be the next quarterback up if Rodgers misses any time, whether it's in practice or a game.
Rodgers said his groin tightened up during Sunday's 24-14 defeat at Chicago, Michael Cohen of The Athletic reports. "I'd like to be out there and lead us the last two weeks," Rodgers told Cohen in the post-game media session.
Rodgers tweaked his groin on a Hail Mary attempt at the end of the first half that was batted to the ground. With the Packers in catch-up mode all game, he attempted more than 40 passes (42, to be precise) for the eighth time in 14 games on the season, but his 274 yards were his most since Week 11. He also failed to record a touchdown throw for the first time since he was knocked out of a Week 6 contest at Minnesota last season. Finally, his streak without an interception was snapped at 402 pass attempts. With the Packers out of playoff contention, the team may think about shutting down Rodgers if his groin injury is at all serious, but first his practice reps should be monitored to see if an absence is possible.
Rodgers completed 24 of 42 passes for 274 yards and an interception during Sunday's 24-17 loss to Chicago. He added 25 yards on three carries.
Down by 10 in the closing minutes of the game, Rodgers looked like he was in position to lead a comeback. Instead, after marching to the Chicago nine-yard line, Rodgers was picked off in the end zone by Eddie Jackson, effectively sticking a fork in the Packers. Green Bay has been in a tailspin with six losses in the last eight games. Rodgers, depending on who you listen to, has been the cause, the victim, or both. Either way, the two-time MVP has not accounted for more than two touchdowns in a game since Week 5 and has failed to throw for multiple touchdowns in three of his last four games, including two contests with under 200 passing yards. There probably won't be a cure for whatever ails Rodgers and the Packers until the offseason. In the meantime, Week 16 brings a Jets pass defense ranked in the top 10 in the league in opponent passer rating.
Rodgers completed 21 of 32 passes for 196 yards and two touchdowns while adding three carries for 44 yards in Sunday's win over the Falcons.
Rodgers started strong by completing six of seven passes for 62 yards and a touchdown on the opening drive, but he still struggled to connect on passes downfield for much of the afternoon. The veteran signal-caller found Randall Cobb for a 24-yard touchdown in the third quarter to push the Packers' lead to 27-7, and Aaron Jones' touchdown run later in the period allowed the offense to go into cruise control. Rodgers looked a bit better with interim coach Joe Philbin calling the plays following Mike McCarthy's dismissal, but it was ultimately a fairly disappointing stat line against a Falcons defense that ranked in the bottom third of the league against the pass entering Sunday. A tough divisional matchup awaits in Week 15 at Chicago.
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