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Conflicting reports about Aaron Rodgers’ return to action

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The Packers didn’t play on Sunday, but the status of their quarterback was still a matter of interest throughout the day.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported early in the day that Rodgers would be “lucky” to play in Week 14 and that there was a chance he’d be shut down for the season if the Packers fell out of the playoff race before he’s recovered from a broken collarbone. Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports that it will take a “strong consensus” from doctors and the team after he’s examined this week for him to return against the Falcons.

Those report was joined by one from Kyle Montgomery, who works as part of FOX Sports’ team covering the Los Angeles Clippers. Rodgers was at the Clippers game Sunday and Montgomery tweeted that Rodgers told him he’d be back in Week 14. Jason Wilde of ESPNWisconsin.com, who co-hosts Rodgers’ weekly radio show, reached out to Rodgers to ask when he would be back on the field.

“I don’t plan on playing ’til I’m 30,” Rodgers responded.

Rodgers turns 30 on Monday and we’re pretty sure we know what every Packers fan will wish for when he blows out his candles.

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  1. cursindaily says: Dec 1, 2013 9:18 PM

    “I don’t plan on playing ’til I’m 30.”

    Maybe he meant he’s retiring.

  2. logicalvoicesays says: Dec 1, 2013 9:20 PM

    Top 5 QBs in Pro Football – Griffin III, Rodgers, Stafford, Dalton and Brees. In that order.

  3. braceyourselffor12 says: Dec 1, 2013 9:21 PM

    Lose the 70′s porn stache Rodgers.

  4. artvandelay187 says: Dec 1, 2013 9:23 PM

    He’s not coming back this year. I have inside info.

  5. n0hopeleft says: Dec 1, 2013 9:23 PM

    SSSSSSSShAaron

  6. kash71 says: Dec 1, 2013 9:23 PM

    I would sit Rodgers for the rest of the season. Get better draft position because it is obvious that the Packers need to improve the front lines on both sides of the ball.

  7. jr4real says: Dec 1, 2013 9:27 PM

    Ian Rapoport has great sources.

    -steeler fan

  8. slaugin says: Dec 1, 2013 9:29 PM

    Any ranking with Dalton on it can’t be taken seriously

  9. f1restarter says: Dec 1, 2013 9:35 PM

    If he comes back, the Packers have a great shot at winning the division.

  10. trollsetter says: Dec 1, 2013 9:43 PM

    Can the Packers forfeit if Rodgers doesn’t play?

  11. thestrategyexpert says: Dec 1, 2013 9:49 PM

    Does Florio still see GB as winning the division despite the loss to DET as he predicted? That’s a heck of a call. I wouldn’t bet one penny on anything that Ted Thompson controls.

  12. ravenswhat says: Dec 1, 2013 9:49 PM

    Just shut him down. That team is going nowhere. He’s one big hit away from setting that franchise back 5 years. It’s not worth it.

  13. patricesw says: Dec 1, 2013 9:50 PM

    What’s all the fuss..if the division is winable he will b back if there to far out they won’t risk it…there just not saying

  14. contra74 says: Dec 1, 2013 9:50 PM

    Ah well, at least the packers can look back to their Super Bowl game against the Vikings last week and say they didn’t lose.

  15. vincentbojackson says: Dec 1, 2013 9:51 PM

    His return now can only lead to a lower draft pick and the possibility of another injury setback.

    Shut him down until OTA’s.

  16. vincelombardisghost says: Dec 1, 2013 9:53 PM

    Please, Logicalvoicesays, just stop
    yourself. It’s getting embarrassing. For the love of God, get a grip.

  17. dahmergeinteam says: Dec 1, 2013 9:56 PM

    I have broken many collar bones, and none of them have healed.

  18. whatjusthapped says: Dec 1, 2013 9:56 PM

    Even if they shut Rodgers down for the season, the Packers will have a franchise QB under center next year which is more than you could say about the Vikings (that statement has been true for about a decade now)

  19. deflateddome says: Dec 1, 2013 10:03 PM

    contra74 says:
    Dec 1, 2013 9:50 PM
    Ah well, at least the packers can look back to their Super Bowl game against the Vikings last week and say they didn’t lose.

    They made up for it in Detroit….in fashion

    ………………………………………………………………………..

    Even if they shut Rodgers down for the season, the Packers will have a franchise QB under center next year which is more than you could say about the Vikings (that statement has been true for about a decade now)

    Now the Packers just need a defense, and an OLine. An actual working first round draft pick would help too…

  20. bainmethuen says: Dec 1, 2013 10:07 PM

    Are you flipping high? Stafford probablhy is in the conversation for 5th.. Dalton and Griffin? Not even close..

    Brady, Peyton, Brees, Rogers in any order you want. A case can be made for each.. Then you have the rest..

  21. skittlesareyum says: Dec 1, 2013 10:08 PM

    contra74 says:
    Dec 1, 2013 9:50 PM
    Ah well, at least the packers can look back to their Super Bowl game against the Vikings last week and say they didn’t lose.

    ———————-

    Give it up – no matter how much you try, “Super bowl game vs Vikings” is not going to catch on.

  22. bennyb82 says: Dec 1, 2013 10:09 PM

    McCarthy spent all week with doctors to see if there is a way to clone him.

  23. mike913 says: Dec 1, 2013 10:12 PM

    im surprised kirk cousins didnt make logicalvoices’ list of top 5 qbs

  24. ninefingers9 says: Dec 1, 2013 10:17 PM

    contra74 says:
    Dec 1, 2013 9:50 PM
    Ah well, at least the packers can look back to their Super Bowl game against the Vikings last week and say they didn’t lose.

    ———————-

    Give it up – no matter how much you try, “Super bowl game vs Vikings” is not going to catch on.
    =====
    I didn’t think you could tie in a Super bowl? Huh! ;)

  25. trollsetter says: Dec 1, 2013 10:17 PM

    Datone Jones is pretty awesome.

  26. vegasgreek says: Dec 1, 2013 10:21 PM

    The Bears lost today . So the Packers are still alive to win the NFC north . The Lions will lose their next 3 games vs Philly , The Ravens and NY Giants . If Rodgers comes back the Packers win the division. If He didn’t get hurt they would have won it already. It’s a shame because they would be 10-2 now . This great travesty and tragic loss proves with out a doubt that Aaron Rodgers is truly the NFL’s MVP with out any doubt. Only an IDIOT would say other wise.

  27. padraighansen says: Dec 1, 2013 10:24 PM

    It’s so interesting to read the comments from the vocal idiocy (and minority) of Vikings & Lions fans. Although the Lions haven’t won an NFL Championship in nearly 60 years, they do have four NFL championships in their history, and they’ve got a very talented roster currently. As for the Vikings, the perennial losers that they are…it’s just comical to read the comments from the MENSA candidate Viking fans. The Vikings will continue to be what they’ve always been: Losers…Choke artists who will never, ever hoist a Lombardi trophy. At this point, your franchise is what your history says it is, and for the Vikes…that’s an inept, loser franchise.

    As a Packer fan, it’s good to know the Vikes will be picking ahead of GB in the draft, that way they can select the early round draft bust before he slides down to GB. Just like in 2005, when the Vikes had not one, but two chances to grab Rodgers….and instead, took Troy Williamson and Erasmus James.

    Just like a loser franchise would.

  28. chillyball says: Dec 1, 2013 10:28 PM

    Wait a minute!!! Weren’t packer fans extolling the virtues of Majik Matt Flynn??????????????????

    Flynn was supposed to bring them to the promise land and instead embarrassed the packers on national tv.

    Time for packer backers to egg someone’s house.

  29. filthymcnasty1 says: Dec 1, 2013 10:37 PM

    I hope we get Rodgers back soon. With the big win over our rivals today, the hapless and tasteless Vikings are only 2 games behind the Packers.

    2 games, and 13 World Championships.

  30. The Great Ted Thompson the Genius says: Dec 1, 2013 10:44 PM

    The Packers have been exposed as the horrible franchise they are since Rodgers has been out. They need the best QB in football just to be mediocre. They shouldn’t play Rodgers again this season because they will be stuck in 8-8 mediocrity for the next six years and this is their best chance to get a high draft pick.

  31. ilovefoolsball says: Dec 1, 2013 10:49 PM

    It doesn’t matter. There are too many alpha male teams in the NFC this year for a team like Green Bay to survive the playoff gauntlet.

  32. jacobk621 says: Dec 1, 2013 10:59 PM

    @Logicalvoice,,,,, Are you seriously delusional ?????????

  33. bantry1234 says: Dec 1, 2013 11:04 PM

    He’s not coming back. He’s had much more time to cuddle with his roommate this year, and he’s not giving that up.

  34. khmer379 says: Dec 1, 2013 11:14 PM

    Discount double dont break your kollarbone

  35. contra74 says: Dec 1, 2013 11:22 PM

    padraighansen says:

    As a Packer fan, it’s good to know the Vikes will be picking ahead of GB in the draft, that way they can select the early round draft bust before he slides down to GB. Just like in 2005, when the Vikes had not one, but two chances to grab Rodgers….and instead, took Troy Williamson and Erasmus James.

    Just like a loser franchise would.
    —-
    Vikings didn’t have a need at QB back in 2005 as they already had one. Interesting observation from a guy who drinks the kool aid up in Green Bay.

  36. contra74 says: Dec 1, 2013 11:26 PM

    padraighansen says:
    Dec 1, 2013 10:24 PM)

    As a Packer fan, it’s good to know the Vikes will be picking ahead of GB in the draft, that way they can select the early round draft bust before he slides down to GB. Just like in 2005, when the Vikes had not one, but two chances to grab Rodgers….and instead, took Troy Williamson and Erasmus James.

    Just like a loser franchise would.
    —-
    By that logic the packers had 7, count them 7, chances to trade up to get Adrian Peterson before the Vikings nabbed him . 7!!!!

    Maybe there is a kids version of PFT where you can go and try to make some valid points.

  37. tangysizzl says: Dec 1, 2013 11:31 PM

    Well with only 5 wins at this point and all of these other bottom feeder teams like the Jags and the Vikings continuing to win games, it might make sense to just IR Rodgers and play out the string.

    I hate the idea as a fan but the possibility of landing a top 5 draft pick is at least some sort of consolation prize. “Conceding for Clowney” sounds better than “Sucking for Luck”.

  38. duece5 says: Dec 1, 2013 11:31 PM

    filthymcnasty1 says: Dec 1, 2013 10:37 PM

    I hope we get Rodgers back soon. With the big win over our rivals today, the hapless and tasteless Vikings are only 2 games behind the Packers.

    duece5 says:

    I do agree with you filthy-the bears would be a more equal rival to the packers as your team has won 11 division titles and the bears 10.

    THE VIKINGS HAVE WON 18.

    When you win 50% more division titles, we will consider you a rival.

  39. palmercot says: Dec 1, 2013 11:32 PM

    Packers are Kaput. Rodgers should not play until they get an O line that can protect. At least enough to keep him from getting tackled on every pass play. Would you drive your new corvette in a snow storm, I think not. Keep him out as long as possible. TT and MM need to take Capers and hit the road. New talent with new Ideas are needed badly and I don’t mean just players. If the brain trust in Green bay don’t make major changes in the off season the pack will not be back again next year. It was a miracle Rodgers didn’t get hurt last year as many times as he was sacked.

  40. duece5 says: Dec 2, 2013 12:06 AM

    padraighansen says: Dec 1, 2013 10:24 PM

    It’s so interesting to read the comments from the vocal idiocy (and minority) of Vikings & Lions fans. Although the Lions haven’t won an NFL Championship in nearly 60 years, they do have four NFL championships in their history, and they’ve got a very talented roster currently. As for the Vikings, the perennial losers that they are…it’s just comical to read the comments from the MENSA candidate Viking fans. The Vikings will continue to be what they’ve always been: Losers…Choke artists who will never, ever hoist a Lombardi trophy. At this point, your franchise is what your history says it is, and for the Vikes…that’s an inept, loser franchise.

    As a Packer fan, it’s good to know the Vikes will be picking ahead of GB in the draft, that way they can select the early round draft bust before he slides down to GB. Just like in 2005, when the Vikes had not one, but two chances to grab Rodgers….and instead, took Troy Williamson and Erasmus James.

    Just like a loser franchise would.

    duece5 says:

    Vikes win, pack gets EMBARRASSED.

    Erin being out 1 month has all pack fans just a bit testy…….

  41. shaggytoodle says: Dec 2, 2013 12:35 AM

    Every team has injuries… its a matter of getting through them… the Packers are missing some great weapons on offense like Cobb Finley and obviously Rodgers….another thing is I understand the importance of flexibility on the Oline…but maybe they shouldn’t switch 3 positions when someone goes down. Doesn’t seem to work.

    I think Rodgers injury also effected the defense..not being able to play from ahead as much lets teams good at running the ball hang around like the Giants or Minny unlike the first game.. I also think they miss Casey Hayward and he had a great rookie year and hasn’t seen the field.

  42. iowan4motorcityroar says: Dec 2, 2013 12:56 AM

    @vegasgreek: detroit is automatically gonna lose their next 3 to mediocre teams? 2 of which are at home? And we’re just supposed to take your blowhard assumption as expertice?? Ha. Ha. Ha. Get real.

  43. darkneptune73 says: Dec 2, 2013 1:05 AM

    FilthyMcNasty and padraighansen

    Keep on delivering that anti-Viking rhetoric because guess what? The Packers are not making the playoffs. Kiss on that, you suckers.

  44. dahmergeinteam says: Dec 2, 2013 1:10 AM

    My friend McTasty is right, Packers fans are not tasteless. From my experience, I’ve found that he can thank a lack of soap for that.

  45. teamnorsecore says: Dec 2, 2013 1:21 AM

    Rogers is a great player. Im sure he wants to get back out there and play but he and the Packer staff need to be careful with him. Dont RGIII him and get him hurt again or worse.

  46. gtodriver says: Dec 2, 2013 6:08 AM

    kash71 says:

    I would sit Rodgers for the rest of the season. Get better draft position because it is obvious that the Packers need to improve the front lines on both sides of the ball.
    __________________________

    How the mighty have fallen…

    Instead of saying “We still have a chance” they are now saying their team should quit to get better draft position.

    Of course – after watching their team quit against the Lions on Thanksgiving – it’s the only thing they have to look forward to.

    The only team with a winning record in the NFC North over the last 4 games is the Minnesota Vikings.

    Some posters talk about a team as being hapless and tasteless – which to me would refer to a team where the players have quit.

    The only team that has exhibited that in the NFC North is the O for November Green Bay Packers.

  47. richcranium2112 says: Dec 2, 2013 7:18 AM

    Improve your draft position, sorry, I mean Flynn and Tolzein all the way!

    Back up QB competition – live for 4 games!

  48. GenXJay says: Dec 2, 2013 7:29 AM

    Josh McCown has accomplished more than ShAaron this season.
    In other words, ShAaron’s novelty stock value isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on.

  49. packfan66 says: Dec 2, 2013 9:01 AM

    I would put Ted Thompson in as starting qb. He built that line, let him play behind it.

  50. jimbobcooter says: Dec 2, 2013 9:53 AM

    It’s pretty sad that people think this is a good idea. If the players are cleared to play, and give their team the best chance of winning, they should be on the field. By the logic of most of these comments, any team that’s getting behind in the playoff race should pack up the team and call it a year. Maybe instead of playing out the rest of the season they could just forfeit their remaining games. If he’s healthy enough to play, get him out there. If he’s not, sit him out.

  51. chillyball says: Dec 2, 2013 9:55 AM

    Packer fans are like that 30 year old guy that hangs out with his car in the Kmart parking lot, watching the other cars cruise strip, hanging out with juveniles, and thinking about how great the past was in high school when he won a trophy. Ah those were the days.

    Get out of the parking lot, Packer fans.

  52. filthymcnasty1 says: Dec 2, 2013 10:02 AM

    If you don’t count any of this years September or October regular season games, or the 1929, 1930, 1931, 1936, 1939, 1944, 1961, 1962 or the threepeat from 1965-1967, or the 1996 or 2010 seasons, then the Vikings compare pretty favorably.

  53. packfanaj12 says: Dec 2, 2013 10:43 AM

    If Rodgers can come back, he should… Sooner rather then later. Giving up hope on the season while there is even a slim chance is a mistake. The Lions have a few tough games ahead of them that they could lose, and the Bears are looking kinda rough. Getting him back in the game gives them the best chance to win, re-injuring is a risk… which if happens the season would be totally lost, and he would have 7 months to recover at minimum. It’s become clear that Rodgers carries this team, he provides momentum on both sides of the ball.

  54. trollsetter says: Dec 2, 2013 10:57 AM

    That’s what I like about these 13 championships, I get older they stay the same age. Yes they do.

  55. ps3988 says: Dec 2, 2013 11:13 AM

    “By that logic the packers had 7, count them 7, chances to trade up to get Adrian Peterson before the Vikings nabbed him . 7!!!!”

    ————————————————————-
    It’s ironic that you used the word “logic”, because your post shows an entire lack of it.

    Look in your Super Bowl trophy case for evidence. You can count the number of Super Bowl trophies Adrian Peterson has brought the Vikings.

  56. shaggytoodle says: Dec 2, 2013 1:11 PM

    GenXJay says:
    Dec 2, 2013 7:29 AM

    Josh McCown has accomplished more than ShAaron this season.
    In other words, ShAaron’s novelty stock value isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on.
    _____

    At least the Packers are lucky enough to have a QB that’s skilled enough for there to be a difference between the starter, and the guy backing him up.. unlike Minnesota and Chicago.

  57. thesconnienation says: Dec 2, 2013 1:24 PM

    kash71 says:
    Dec 1, 2013 9:23 PM
    I would sit Rodgers for the rest of the season. Get better draft position because it is obvious that the Packers need to improve the front lines on both sides of the ball.

    _______________________________

    That would be the smart move.

  58. thesconnienation says: Dec 2, 2013 1:25 PM

    contra74 says:
    Dec 1, 2013 9:50 PM
    Ah well, at least the packers can look back to their Super Bowl game against the Vikings last week and say they didn’t lose.

    ____________________________________

    That couldn’t have been a Super Bowl game. The Vikings always lose those.

    Nice try though.

  59. crownofthehelmet says: Dec 2, 2013 4:52 PM

    I’m sure his fear of the Steelers D has something to do with his delayed return.

  60. gutpunch77 says: Dec 3, 2013 1:43 AM

    I am getting tired of these Vikings fans talking about division titles!! You say packer fans talk to much about Super Bowl titles. Here is a fact the all time series record is 56-49-2 with the packers leading the series…Division titles, come back to the table when you have something better than that!

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