Aaron Rodgers will run the scout team this week

AP

DeShone Kizer has not been mistaken for Aaron Rodgers at any point this season, but Rodgers will do his best to be mistaken for Kizer this week.

Rodgers practiced for the first time on Saturday since breaking his collarbone and he’ll move up to running the scout team as the Packers prepare for their Week 14 game against the Browns. It’s a role he’s overqualified to play, but it’s one head coach Mike McCarthy believes is a necessary part of Rodgers’ comeback.

“They wear red shirts, so obviously scout-team work is something he will do,” McCarthy said on Monday. “It’s important for him to feel the pass rush and get acclimated. We’ll be in pads on Thursday, so we have to identify exactly what we want to get done there. That’s why we call it trial return. He’s not cut loose to go full in practice where he’s able to do everything.”

Rodgers still needs to get final medical clearance before thoughts can move to running the Packers offense in Week 15, but anything he can do in practice this week to help the Packers beat the Browns would improve the chances his return would make sense.

19 responses to “Aaron Rodgers will run the scout team this week

  1. If they keep stats on scout team plays I am sure “DeShone Kizer” will have a career day.

  2. The last thing any of these NFC teams want to see is the Packers in the playoffs and Aaron Rodgers with a chip on his shoulder.

  3. Hss clavicle is bolted together with screws and a plate. Anyone that says McCarthy will rush him back doesn’t get the process. He only gets clearance to play if healed, by a doctor. Not the coach. Cmon guys – I understand you are scared for him to come back for him to beat your team (its obvious) but at least don’t make yourself look uneducated about the process.

  4. Always get a laugh when I see fans of a team that hasn’t won a playoff game since our last SB win talk smack. The fear is palpable.

  5. 13xworldchamps says:
    December 5, 2017 at 8:13 am
    The last thing any of these NFC teams want to see is the Packers in the playoffs and Aaron Rodgers with a chip on his shoulder.

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    I think that chip on his shoulder is a plate and 13 screws. I would love to see him come back and so would Barr and company.

  6. Geez, if the Pack wants a realistic representation of the quality of QB play DeShone Kizer will give them, they sure as hell shouldn’t use Rodgers as scout team QB – they should use that pudgy D-line guy that rumbled into the end zone for a TD Sunday.

  7. numba1wiscosportsfan says:

    December 5, 2017 at 8:44 am

    Gotta keep Huntley stay with the hot hand. He’s the best qb on roster. Go pack
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    one classy Pack GUY and the rest of you are trolls!! fecal/pancake/sandblaster/lettuce

  8. 1.)
    13xworldchamps says:

    December 5, 2017 at 8:13 am

    The last thing any of these NFC teams want to see is the Packers in the playoffs and Aaron Rodgers with a chip on his shoulder.

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    pkrlvr says:

    December 5, 2017 at 9:45 am

    Always get a laugh when I see fans of a team that hasn’t won a playoff game since our last SB win talk smack. The fear is palpable.
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    None of the teams currently in the NFC playoffs is afraid of the Packers with or without Rodgers. This team has been exposed for what it is: reliant on an otherworldly QB.

    There is no way they run the table. He will be facing 2 top 5 defenses back to back. Both of those teams like to lay the wood on the QB. Why would you risk it for a miniscule shot at the playoffs?

    What a pitiful attempt to stay relevant to this years playoffs. But, by all means, let him come back. My guess is he gets reinjured. Do you really want a Romo situation on your hands?

    Just to clarify, nobody is scared of this team, nobody. Outside of Seattle, GB does not match up well with any of the current playoff teams.

  9. Scared of Rodgers coming back? Not even a tremble. Packers fans you need to get real, the Vikings defense have beaten the following QBs Cousins, Goff (held to 7 points after the first drive), Stafford on Thanksgiving Day and held Matty Ice to just 3 field goals. AND just slow down the Browns are not as shoddy on defense as you think they are. You think Rodgers is going to come out hit the ground running against the Panthers on the road. You barley got past a Bucs team that was missing key offensive linemen (3) and key secondary personal (2) and Doug Martin was out.

    I want Rodgers to come back and play the Vikings on the 23rd of December, to put the rest who is the best in the NFC North this year – not last year not next year this year! One man does not make a team and we have seen this year the Packers have zero depth. I hoep you make the play-offs too, would be nice to beat you once again in Valhalla! Good luck – but don’t overlook the browns – that would be your first mistake.

    This aint Hollywood- this is the NFL

  10. trophylessvikings says:

    December 5, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    My vikings arent as good as the record shows. we should be scared of Rodgers and the Pack, truthfully. They always knock us out of the playoffs
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    I hesitate to even respond to an obvious packers fan pretending to be a Vikings fan…but:

    1.) Your fan base are hypocrites that do the exact same things you accuse the Vikings fan base of doing. Then you try to act like youre above it all….pitiful.

    2.) They have met twice in the playoffs and are 1-1.

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