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Rodgers completed 11-of-13 passes for 128 yards and a touchdown during the Packers' preseason victory Saturday in St. Louis.
Debuting a no-huddle offense, Rodgers put together two 12-play, 80-plus yard drives en route to two scores before leaving for good in the second quarter. The near-perfect performance included use of all receiving options, as no one was targeted more than Jarrett Boykin with four. Rodgers is expected to garner his most preseason run Friday versus the Raiders, which will afford more reps with his weapons, old and new.
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Rodgers will play in Saturday's preseason game against the Rams, ESPN reports.
Rodgers was rested during the Packers' opening preseason game, but will take the field in St. Louis this time around. That being said, it's unclear just how long Rodgers will feature for, but it doesn't figure to be long considering his status as one of the league's elite quarterbacks. However, outside of Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb, Rodgers is somewhat unfamiliar with his other passing targets, so Saturday should allow an opportunity to build chemistry in a game setting.
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Rodgers won't play in Saturday's preseason game against the Titans, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Even though Rodgers is healthy, he'll stay sidelined Saturday as to not get injured when there's still three preseason games left on the docket. However, he'll likely see time on the field when the Packers face the Rams on Aug. 16.
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Rodgers is not expected to play more than a series or two in Saturday's preseason opener against the Titans, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Rodgers is clearly one of the established quarterbacks in this league that has little to benefit from seeing extended preseason work, so this announcement should come as no surprise. Instead, coach Mike McCarthy will use the first preseason contest to get a longer look at backups Matt Flynn and Scott Tolzien, who are competing for the No. 2 spot behind Rodgers. Expect the veteran to see a bit more work as the preseason carries on, but it's unlikely he sees the second half of any games.
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The Packers' goal is to run 75 offensive plays per game this season.
The Broncos led the league at 72.1 plays per game last season and the Pack were 11th at 66.8. Getting 75 offensive snaps off weekly isn't very realistic, but it speaks to the tempo at which coach Mike McCarthy wants his team to play. The goal is to prevent defensive substitutions, keeping them in base formations. "We play pretty fast, but you always want to play faster," McCarthy said. More plays mean more box score production across the board, especially with Aaron Rodgers at the controls.
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Coach Mike McCarthy said Aaron Rodgers has had his "best spring."
The broken left collarbone that derailed the Packers' 2013 season has been fully healed for more than seven months now. So it's not a surprise that Rodgers, now 30 years old, 11 pounds lighter and squarely in his prime, is looking sharp. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel notes that the average age of starting Super Bowl quarterbacks over the last 48 years is 29.80.
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Aaron Rodgers promises to keep using his scrambling ability when opportunities present themselves.
Rodgers' athleticism is an underrated part of his skill set, both in real life and fantasy. "It adds an extra dimension to my game," he said. Rodgers has generally popped off three or four rushing TDs per season, but didn't have any last year. We can expect him to continue to supplement his stats with rushing yards and scores this season. Rodgers is Rotoworld's No. 2 QB for 2014.
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ESPN's Bob Holtzman reports Aaron Rodgers' left collarbone is completely healed, and that yoga has him "11 pounds lighter and more flexible."
Now on the wrong side of 30, yoga is probably a good habit for Rodgers to adopt. The collarbone is not a concern heading into 2014. Before last season, Rodgers had missed just one game with injury in five years as Green Bay's starter.
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Aaron Rodgers says there are no residual issues with the broken left collarbone that cost him seven games last season.
"It feels good," Rodgers said. "I don't have any issues." Rodgers did not appear to be inhibited during his two-game return, while the Packers wouldn't have cleared him had they feared any future issues. The injury is a non-story heading into the 2014 season.
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Aaron Rodgers completed 17-of-26 passes for 177 yards and a touchdown, and tacked on 11 yards rushing in the Packers' Wild Card round loss to the 49ers.
Green Bay's offensive line couldn't handle San Francisco's superior defensive front early, failing to both protect and run block adequately. Rodgers took four sacks among his first 21 dropbacks. The Packers managed six total yards in the first quarter, with a trio of three-and-outs. They finally got a spark from Tramon Williams' second-quarter interception, as Rodgers responded with a long drive and five-yard touchdown toss to Jordy Nelson. Rodgers' highlight-reel play came on an escape from a surefire fourth-quarter sack, followed by a rocket ball to Randall Cobb for 26 yards on fourth-and-two. The Packers traded scoring possessions back and forth with the 49ers for much of the second half, but Niners K Phil Dawson's 33-yard field goal would seal the deal. Rodgers' 2014 fantasy outlook remains elite despite his largely injury-ruined 2013. He'll be a top-three quarterback pick alongside Peyton Manning and Drew Brees.