Aaron Rodgers held out of practice again with back

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The Packers were planning on Aaron Rodgers returning to practice today, but things didn’t go as planned.

According to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com, the veteran quarterback was held out of practice again Sunday, after he was a late scratch from Thursday’s preseason game with back tightness.

Packers coach Matt LaFleur acknowledged that things would be different if this was a regular season week, describing it as a day-to-day decision.

“Yeah, I’m pretty sure that would be the case,” LaFleur said. “I think even the other night, . . . but with it being the preseason, it wasn’t worth it.”

The Packers were planning on starting Rodgers last Thursday night against the Ravens, so they clearly had some degree of interest in getting him some preseason reps in LaFleur’s new offense.

Rodgers said earlier in camp he expected to play in the second and third preseason games, but their third one is in Winnipeg this week and there are already some concerns about the playing surface there. If he doesn’t play in that one, LaFleur didn’t rule out the possibility of playing his former MVP in the more-meaningless-than-the-rest-of-them final preseason game just to get some work in before the regular season opener against the Bears on Sept. 5.

“Yeah, that’s something maybe we’d consider, but with the way our opener falls on Thursday, I don’t know,” he said. “I mean, I’d have to put more thought into that. right now, I’m just kind of taking it day by day to see where we’re at. . . .

“I think that he’s gotten a lot of great work in. You’d like to get him some game action, but, again, he’s a veteran guy who’s played a lot of football. I mean, 14 years in the league, there’s not much that he hasn’t seen. So it’s not overly concerning to me.”

Rodgers only played seven snaps in the preseason last year, and he would probably be able to manage. But this situation is far from ideal.

32 responses to “Aaron Rodgers held out of practice again with back

  1. He started to decline as soon as he started dating Olivia, and now Danica, who are tougher than himself. Now he can’t even finish a cup of beer. Whatever manliness he had is gone.

  2. Like I said before. It’s age and one of those things that happen once you hit your mid 30s. If you end up with “a bad back” cash it in. I don’t care who you are

  3. Of all of the players he probably needs the least practice, so why risk any further issues by pushing it, it just makes sense.

  4. Now the troll/stalker is showing his jealousy of Olivia and Danica.

    Aaron will never be yours. Get over him and all of us please.👍

    #GoAway

    #Creeper

  5. “I think that he’s gotten a lot of great work in. You’d like to get him some game action, but, again, he’s a veteran guy who’s played a lot of football. I mean, 14 years in the league, there’s not much that he hasn’t seen. So it’s not overly concerning to me.”
    __________

    A very sound and astute assessment.
    But though this is not overly concerning to you, Matt, or 99% of knowledgeable football fans out there, this “breaking news story” is going to be a major concern to every purple troll and Barney within spitting distance of PFT.
    As you’re about to find out.

  6. He’s done. When the back goes, so goes the player. Convenient cover for the fact that he’ll never escape the shadow of BRETT FAVRE

  7. Brett Favre would practice. Not this guy. He gets weaker and weaker every year. He was a baby to begin with. He’s a great QB but he’s a whiny baby!

  8. No one should care that Rodgers is not playing in a preseason game.

    Everyone should be concerned that the back injury could be something that will linger all year. IF he’s faking the injury then that is a whole different can of horrific leadership self-entitled worms. If its just a temporary tweak then its no big deal.

  9. Some thoughts on Rodgers, 23-23 over his last 46 starts, injuries the last 2 years, thinks he’s above his HC.

    Can’t deny the elite arm talent, but his biggest weakness right now is between his ears, not his back. Looks like 3 losing years in a row for the Packers.

  10. So you’re saying the coach wanted him to play, but Rodgers called an audible? Look, he’s an aging QB that has had nagging injuries for several years running. And they haven’t been above .500 since the last presidency. But hey, if Packer fans aren’t worried about an old QB with a .500 record in his last 50 starts, plus back, knee, ankle, concussion, and throwing shoulder problems, that’s cool.

  11. stellarperformance says:
    August 18, 2019 at 7:20 pm
    Relax. It’s Rodgers.
    ———–
    Who as you stated has been hurt for the past 4 years. Last year his “playing hurt” only yielded 6 wins.

  12. Packer fans are confident in this latest version of the Packers, including LaFleur and especially a healthy and motivated Rodgers. The defense made good strides last year and the improvements made this year can only make things better. We are here reading, watching, and listening every day. We see and understand so much more than the casual observer, especially those with a pre-determined agenda.

    Many of the naysayers are dedicated Viking trolls who cannot survive without their daily denigration of the Packers and Packer fans, due to a jealousy-filled lack of success shown them by the Vikings.

    The other miscellaneous haters are detached from the truth and either believe whatever they choose to believe, are easily influenced by occasional sound bites, brief and misleading headlines, and baseless opinions and lies. Or, they may be jealous too. It doesn’t matter to any of us.

    Personally, I think the Packers will win the NFCN, primarily because the other teams in the division are no more elite than they are. For example, the Packers may not be better than the Vikings right now, but they’re not worse.

    Even if I’m wrong and something again derails the best intentions, it doesn’t matter. The Packers have given me so much to enjoy as a fan, including pride in their successes, and have done it so many times for so many years, it doesn’t matter (to me) if they ever win anything significant ever again. If they do, it’s pure frosting on an already amazing cake. How many fans of how many teams can say that?

  13. cellarperformance says

    Packer fans are confident in this latest version of the Packers…
    ###

    They were confident in Ray Rhodes too.

    They thought Bart Starr would be a great HC.

    They thought Tony Mandarich would be a HOFer.

    So much for your confidence…

  14. The defense made good strides last year and the improvements made this year can only make things better.
    _
    Of season changes are already improvements?
    This can only get better in Green Bay’s offseason?

    Why are you sending them good feelings?🤣😂

  15. They were confident in Ray Rhodes too.
    They thought Bart Starr would be a great HC.
    They thought Tony Mandarich would be a HOFer.
    So much for your confidence…
    +++++
    Were the Vikings ever confident they would have a team capable of winning the Super Bowl? So much for their confidence.

  16. The last public practice of training camp is at 1:30 p.m. today. That went fast didn’t it? Will Aaron practice today? I don’t know, but I do know that team doctors have said that the back issue that Aaron is dealing with now would not hold him out of a regular season game.

    17 days to Chicago!👏

    Ready or not….here we come!

    #GoPackGo!🏈

  17. stellarperformance says:
    August 19, 2019 at 10:26 am

    Personally, I think the Packers will win the NFCN, primarily because the other teams in the division are no more elite than they are. For example, the Packers may not be better than the Vikings right now, but they’re not worse.
    _________

    Packer fan logic. You’re saying the Packers aren’t better than any of the other teams in the division, but they should win the division because…they’re entitled to it, I guess?

  18. Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:
    August 19, 2019 at 12:38 pm
    Packer fan logic. You’re saying the Packers aren’t better than any of the other teams in the division, but they should win the division because…they’re entitled to it, I guess?
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    It’s simpler than that. The biggest difference among all NFCN teams and their expectations for success this season is Aaron Rodgers.

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