IRAaron Rodgers
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1 month ago

Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said Thursday that Rodgers won't require any further procedures on his surgically repaired right collarbone, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports. "Aaron's in rest and recovery mode," McCarthy said. "He has a distinct rehab plan as he moves forward."

EDGE Analysis

The Packers' medical staff signed off on Rodgers to return from a seven-game absence and start in the Week 15 loss to the Panthers, even though the quarterback's collarbone wasn't 100 percent healed. Though Rodgers didn't suffer a setback with his throwing shoulder during the outing, McCarthy relayed that the two-time MVP was a little sore afterward. With Green Bay eliminated from postseason contention in the aftermath of Week 15, the team elected to move Rodgers back to injured reserve for the second time this season and shut him down for the final two contests of 2017. Brett Hundley is slated to start Saturday against the Vikings and Week 17 against the Lions.

IRAaron Rodgers
QB GB (8)
1 month ago

Rodgers (shoulder) has been placed on injured reserve, Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rodgers' season is over as a result. Head coach Mike McCarthy referred to Rodgers as "sore" in the aftermath of his return to action Sunday in Carolina. Brett Hundley will start Saturday against Minnesota.

IRAaron Rodgers
QB GB (8)
1 month ago

Head coach Mike McCarthy wouldn't say definitely Monday whether Rodgers will start Saturday's matchup with the Vikings, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Instead, McCarthy referred to Rodgers as "sore" in the aftermath of his return to action Sunday in Carolina and that the Packers are "working through" figuring out his Week 16 availability. A determining factor could be elimination from playoff contention, which would happen with a Falcons win Monday at Tampa Bay. As a contingency plan, the team re-signed Joe Callahan to the 53-man roster, setting up a scenario in which Brett Hundley regains his stature as the starting quarterback with the former in reserve. No matter what happens Monday night, the Packers will have a decision to make in the near future at QB.

IRAaron Rodgers
QB GB (8)
1 month ago

Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said after Sunday's 31-24 loss to the Panthers that he wasn't certain if Rodgers would start at quarterback in the team's final two games of the regular season, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

In order to have a realistic shot at reaching the postseason, the 7-7 Packers would have had to win their final three contests, but the return of the two-time MVP from a seven-game absence Sunday wasn't quite enough to keep Green Bay afloat. Though Rodgers found success early on against Carolina in his first game in two months following surgery to repair a fractured collarbone, he exhibited some rust during the contest, with his three interceptions on the day all coming on underthrown balls. Those throws may have been a byproduct of his throwing shoulder not being completely healed, and though Rodgers experienced no setbacks during the outing, the Packers may be reluctant to have him on the field at less than full strength for what could be mostly meaningless games in Weeks 16 and 17. The Packers would officially be eliminated from postseason contention if the Falcons defeat the Buccaneers on Monday night, so the outcome of that game may ultimately dictate how McCarthy decides to proceed with Rodgers heading into the Week 16 matchup against the Vikings. Brett Hundley, who led the Packers to a 3-4 record while Rodgers was sidelined, would reclaim starting duties if Rodgers is shut down again.

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QB GB (8)
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Rodgers (collarbone) completed 26 of 45 passes for 290 yards with three touchdowns and three interceptions in Sunday's 31-24 loss to the Panthers. He also rushed six times for 43 yards.

EDGE Analysis

Making his first appearance since Week 6, Rodgers was bedeviled by the Panthers' defense on multiple occasions, but he enjoyed his share of successes as well. The multi-time Pro Bowler was sacked on three occasions and intercepted on three others, but he also fired touchdown passes to Davante Adams, Randall Cobb and Richard Rodgers, the latter capping off a six-play, 76-yard drive late in the fourth quarter. Rodgers' arm strength appeared to be back to normal as well, and he acquitted himself well overall despite losing Adams to a concussion on a helmet-to-helmet hit by Thomas Davis in the third quarter. He was in position to lead his team down the field for a potential game-tying touchdown as well, but Geronimo Allison was stripped of the ball at the Panthers' 28-yard line after a catch with 1:48 remaining. With the Packers still technically in the hunt for the postseason at 7-7, Rodgers will look to lead Green Bay to victory against the Vikings next Saturday night.

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QB GB (8)
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Rodgers (collarbone), who was activated from injured reserve Saturday, doesn't have a designation for Sunday's game in Carolina.

EDGE Analysis

Although the Packers tacked Rodgers onto the injury report Saturday, the lack of a designation is the final bit of information needed to pencil him in as the starting quarterback Sunday. In four career appearances against the Panthers, he's averaged 307.5 passing yards per game and posted a 12:2 TD:INT.

IRAaron Rodgers
QB GB (8)
1 month ago

Rodgers (collarbone) was added to the 53-man roster Saturday, paving the way to start Sunday's game at Carolina, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

On Tuesday, Rodgers relayed in a post on his personal Instagram account that he received medical clearance from the team's medical staff to return when first eligible. The development was weeks in the making, as he was seen throwing up to 50 yards before the Packers' Week 12 loss in Pittsburgh and was designated for return Dec. 2. According to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com, Rodgers will have a designation on the injury report, but there isn't much doubt about his ability to play Sunday.

IRAaron Rodgers
QB GB (8)
1 month ago

Packers head coach Mike McCarthy confirmed Wednesday that Rodgers (collarbone) would practice this week in preparation for a return to the starting lineup Sunday against the Panthers, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rodgers broke the news Tuesday on his personal Instagram account that he received medical clearance from the Packers' team doctor to play this week, paving the way for him to reclaim starting duties following a seven-game absence. Though Ian Rapoport of NFL Network relays that Rodgers' surgically repaired right collarbone hasn't completely healed, the quarterback demonstrated enough progress in his recovery while practicing over the last week for the Packers to greenlight his return. Given the nature of his injury and the length of his absence, the two-time NFL MVP might not be in peak form in his return to game action Sunday, but Rodgers at less than full strength still ranks as a far better option under center than Brett Hundley, who led Green Bay to a 3-4 record while Rodgers was out.

IRAaron Rodgers
QB GB (8)
1 month ago

Rodgers (collarbone) announced via his Instagram account that he has been medically cleared to play.

EDGE Analysis

It sounds like Rodgers will be back in practice Wednesday and ready to start this week against Carolina.

IRAaron Rodgers
QB GB (8)
1 month ago

Rodgers underwent tests on his surgically-repaired collarbone Monday morning, but the results are still being reviewed, and a decision on his Week 15 status has not yet been made, Michael Cohen of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

EDGE Analysis

There was a chance that McCarthy would reveal during his Monday afternoon press conference whether or not Rodgers would start in the Packers' Week 15 matchup with the Panthers, but the head coach did not provide any clarity one way or another. With Rodgers' tests results now being evaluated, and the Packers needing to decide on their Week 15 starter soon, it should not be much longer until a decision is made. If he is unable to return this week, Brett Hundley would get another start under center.