Packers planning for Aaron Rodgers to play Thursday

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Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was expected to play last Thursday against the Ravens, but wound up as a late scratch because of back tightness that also kept him out of practice on Sunday.

While head coach Matt LaFleur said after the game that it wasn’t a “necessity” that Rodgers sees any time in the preseason, the back injury has not altered any plans for this week yet. General Manager Brian Gutekunst said on Monday that the plan remains for Rodgers to play against the Raiders in Winnipeg on Thursday.

Gutekunst didn’t disagree with LaFleur’s view on the necessity of preseason reps in a new offense, however.

“Football is football. It’s not like it’s a different sport,” Gutekunst said, via Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.

DeShone Kizer has started the first two preseason games for the Packers and would get the start again this week if there’s a decision to hold Rodgers out again.

19 responses to “Packers planning for Aaron Rodgers to play Thursday

  1. Aaron practiced today.

    What a self-centered jerk. He is obviously making a power play here. It is my subjective belief that Aaron does not want to play Thursday. If he does play it just means there is even more tension and conflict between he and LaFleur.

  2. “Football is football” says this GM who is not Robbocheese…

    We disagree. 1970s Football was the most important football. Trust us on this. And really, whoever won the NFC Central division at that time was the most bestest that the sport to ever play the game. You can keep your He Who Shall Not Be Named Trophies for winning the Super Bowl.

  3. Rodgers said he wants to play on Thursday. He also said that this is the deepest wide receiver group he’s been around. So much for Vikings fans saying he has no one to throw to.

    Should be a fun season, with the lowly Vikings back in their usual habitat, the cellar of the division.

  4. He plays when he wants to play.
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    Dude broke his leg last year and came back in to the game. Didn’t miss any time because of it. Came back too early the year before on a busted collarbone. I’d say he wants to play.

  5. Rodgers is still the biggest difference among NFCN teams and their expectations for success this season.

    Nothing’s changed.

  6. Interesting enough, much like Aaron Rodgers, that arrogant Diva, Dalvin Cook, who only plays when he wants to, hasn’t recorded a single preseason snap in a game this summer either.

    The only difference is, one of these guys is a two time League MVP, Super Bowl Champion and a sure first ballot Hall of Famer, while the other is playing out the lackluster string of his rookie contract.
    I’ll let you all figure out who’s who.

  7. pkrlvr says:
    August 19, 2019 at 6:36 pm
    He plays when he wants to play.
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    Dude broke his leg last year and came back in to the game. Didn’t miss any time because of it.
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    He was carted off the field and missed the balance of the first half.

    It’s amazing that the Packer medical staff allowed him to play with a broken leg…

    I guess the method of operation in Green Bay is just to give the player a ton of pain meds and send the player back in after half time.

    The NFL would fine the Packers and take multiple draft picks away if he really had a broken leg.

  8. Wafflestomp says:

    Interesting enough, much like Aaron Rodgers, that arrogant Diva, Dalvin Cook, who only plays when he wants to, hasn’t recorded a single preseason snap in a game this summer either.

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    Well done and all true. Also like Dalvin, Erin is going to take a pounding and miss time. Fortunately for the Vikings (who have a durable starter) Dalvin doesn’t play QB.

  9. The Vikings last year were one of the least injured squads in the NFL.

    And yet they blame injuries for winning only 8 games.

    When (not if) the injury bug hits, they’ll win maybe 4 games.

    Garbage roster. Worse fans.

  10. Who is this “Aaron Rodgers”?

    If he plays for someone other than the 1970s Vikings we should change his name to be a girl’s name. That way no one will notice that we haven’t done anything since the 1970s.

    …I mean…

    Disregard that. Henceforth we shall call him “Erin” because he is a girl since he didn’t win any 1970s Division Championships. Yeah. That’s it.

    Most smartest.

  11. On Monday Aaron said he isn’t playing against the Raiders. Reporters asked the head coach, not the real one but Lafleur. And he deferred to Rodgers about his playing time this preseason. Saying further it will be up to Rodgers if he plays at all this preseason.That doesn’t sound good for the packers. Dalvin Cook on the other hand is being held out by his coaches. Huge difference.

  12. That doesn’t sound good for the packers. Dalvin Cook on the other hand is being held out by his coaches. Huge difference.

    ++++

    HUGE difference. But one without importance. It’s pre-season.

  13. fmc651 says:
    August 20, 2019 at 11:05 am
    On Monday Aaron said he isn’t playing against the Raiders. Reporters asked the head coach, not the real one but Lafleur. And he deferred to Rodgers about his playing time this preseason. Saying further it will be up to Rodgers if he plays at all this preseason.That doesn’t sound good for the packers. Dalvin Cook on the other hand is being held out by his coaches. Huge difference.

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    Lies. Rodgers said he would love to play and it will be up to LeFleur.

    “Rodgers said he’ll leave the decision up to LaFleur, who determines play time for all players. Still, Rodgers will likely have a significant influence into the decision, and he doesn’t believe any preseason snaps are necessary to be available for Week 1.”

    Looks like it’s the same exact situation except that you’re an idiot and we are not.

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