GREEN BAY – Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is slated to practice on Saturday, just as he did last week in getting ready to play with his injured left knee.
The Packers will fly to the nation’s capital after Saturday’s practice and take on Washington on Sunday afternoon.
“He’s going to practice tomorrow, that’s the goal,” Head Coach Mike McCarthy said on Friday. “We’ll see what today brings. He’s doing a ton of work with the strength staff – they’re in the weight room right now – and obviously with the training staff.
“Hopefully he’ll get out there tomorrow and have similar work to last week and then roll right into the game. That’s the outlook.”
Technically, Rodgers missed only one practice this week, on Thursday, after McCarthy decided to switch Wednesday’s workout from a practice to a walk-through. With the Packers coming off a night game in Week 1 and an overtime game in Week 2, both against division rivals, the day of rest was needed and McCarthy felt it was beneficial.
“Anytime you take away from one aspect and have to emphasize another, I thought the mental preparation so far has been good,” he said. “Practice yesterday was a sound, Thursday practice. I feel good about the way the week’s gone.”
Also on the injury front, McCarthy said cornerback Davon House (biceps) got through Thursday’s practice fine and “everything looks encouraging” for him to be able to play.