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Aaron Rodgers going to meetings, starting rehab

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. will have more following practice and locker room interviews.

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