News

Print
RSS

Aaron Rodgers going to meetings, starting rehab

Posted Oct 31, 2017

Packers QB will help Brett Hundley, but no timeline announced for possible return


GREEN BAY -- Packers QB Aaron Rodgers is back in Green Bay and was attending meetings as the team returned from its bye week on Tuesday.

Rodgers also has begun rehab on his surgically repaired right collarbone, and he will be splitting his time between that and attending meetings to help Brett Hundley prepare for Green Bay's upcoming games.

"It's great to have him back," Head Coach Mike McCarthy said prior to Tuesday's practice. "Him stepping away and being out of town really helped him deal with his situation. He looks good."

The time off presumably helped the entire team get healthier, though McCarthy provided no injury updates. He also did not announce any specific timeline for Rodgers' potential return this season.

The focus is on getting him healthy and having him available for Hundley to use as a resource, beginning with Monday night's home game vs. Detroit.

Tuesday's practice was slated to concentrate on applying the fundamental and technique work reviewed during an "across the hall" exercise, whereby offensive coaches gave the defensive players their evaluation, and vice versa, as though one side were game-planning to face the other. Installation of the game plan vs. the Lions also was scheduled to begin.

"We need to play faster, on both offense and defense," McCarthy said. "We have to get dialed into a game plan. The process is the same for Aaron as any quarterback, and he'll definitely help with that."

As for the announcement over the bye weekend that tight end Martellus Bennett is pondering retirement after this season, McCarthy did not comment and said he would be talking to Bennett at some point.

Packers.com will have more following practice and locker room interviews.

 
blog comments powered by Disqus

You May Also Be Interested in...

Recent Videos

  • Mic'd up: Best of Packers QB Brett Favre

    (2:17) Posted 8 hours ago

    Listen to the best mic'd up sound from former Green Bay Packers QB Brett Favre.

  • Rock Report: 'Amazing' in Overtime

    (3:45) Posted 22 hours ago

    The Packers set a franchise record with three overtime wins in 2017. Analyst Larry McCarren breaks down the key play in the first, a 72-yard catch and run by Geronimo Allison.

  • Packers Unscripted: London not calling

    (22:15) Posted Jan 13, 2018

    Mike and Wes discuss the Packers not being selected to play in London in 2018, and the possibilities for the future, plus the progress of LG Lane Taylor in his second year as a starter. They also preview the NFL Divisional playoff slate for the weekend.