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Reading tea leaves: Aaron Rodgers works with backup center

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The Aaron Rodgers-watch in Green Bay is important enough that even the most minute details become signs of great importance. Or something.

At any rate, the latest omen isn’t necessarily a good one.

According to Rob Demovsky of, Rodgers took his snaps in individual drills from backup lineman J.C. Tretter, while Matt Flynn was working with starting center Evan Dietrich-Smith.

Maybe it means something, maybe it doesn’t, as the Packers politely (I’m sure, everybody’s nice there) usher the reporters out before team drills start. So maybe Rodgers takes a snap from Dietrich-Smith then, and maybe tight end Andrew Quarless will tell us about it later.

Or maybe the plan is to wait until later to see if Rodgers is ready to return from a broken collarbone, with the season on the line this week against the Steelers.

Stay tuned.

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12 Responses to “Reading tea leaves: Aaron Rodgers works with backup center”
  1. dahmergeinteam says: Dec 18, 2013 1:23 PM

    Aaron Rodgers is tough. A little salt rub will fix that.

  2. ravanator says: Dec 18, 2013 1:27 PM

    Joe Flacco > Aaron Rodgers & Matt Flynn


  3. shaggytoodle says: Dec 18, 2013 1:32 PM

    I don’t blame GB for playing this close to the vest. Why let the Steelers know more than they need to?

  4. richiebburg says: Dec 18, 2013 1:35 PM

    Rodgers was benched in favor of Flynn… It’s obvious to see!!!!!

  5. richcranium2112 says: Dec 18, 2013 1:37 PM

    Disinformation is the strongest indicator that something is up!

  6. stellarperformance says: Dec 18, 2013 1:52 PM

    The Packers will put the best team they have on the field on Sunday. Not the best team in the NFL, just the best team they have. What else can you expect?

    Win with Flynn. Stay Calm and Carry On!

  7. roadbiscuit says: Dec 18, 2013 1:58 PM

    He saw the doc this morning. MM no doubt hasn’t had a chance to talk with both of them together but we’ll find out in few minutes.

  8. schmokes says: Dec 18, 2013 3:36 PM

    Yeah….no way the packers would ever start Rodgers without letting him practicing taking snaps with the starting center…..this update tells us more about Dietrich-smith than Rodgers.

  9. deltaoracle says: Dec 18, 2013 3:49 PM

    I would think that Ravens fans would be wishing GB all the best this Sunday instead of downing the QBs. Hey, the Pack beat your team, but put it out of your head for one week.

  10. GenXJay says: Dec 18, 2013 3:49 PM

    flynn is going down this weekend.

  11. deltaoracle says: Dec 18, 2013 4:24 PM

    Mini went down about eight weeks ago. Not that they were ever “up.”

  12. superjroch says: Dec 19, 2013 12:06 PM

    If Rodgers doesn’t play this week, then it’s clear that McCarthy made the decision weeks ago to shut him down for the season. He should at least man up and tell us that.

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