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Aaron Rodgers (calf) returned to the Packers' Week 17 game against the Lions midway through the third quarter.

Rodgers ended up missing two series after aggravating his left-calf injury late in the first half. His mobility will be extremely limited on a cold day in Green Bay, but it's a huge boost for a Packers team fighting for a first-round bye. Rodgers departed after staking the Pack to a 14-0 lead, but returns with the scored tied at 14.
Dec 28 - 6:19 PM

Aaron Rodgers was carted to the locker room in the second quarter of Green Bay's Week 17 game against the Lions with a left-calf injury.

He's officially questionable to return. In the midst of throwing a four-yard touchdown to Randall Cobb, Rodgers went down untouched. He was helped to the sideline before briefly attempting to walk the injury off. He was then carted to the locker room with two minutes remaining in the first half. It's the same leg that Rodgers tweaked in Week 16. It's possible Rodgers simply headed in for early treatment, but it had the looks of a potentially game-ending injury. That would make a victory for the Pack absolutely imperative, as it would give their franchise player a first-round bye, and week to rest. Matt Flynn will check in if Rodgers is done for the day.
Dec 28 - 5:36 PM

Aaron Rodgers (calf) is active for Week 17 against the Lions.

Rodgers is ready to go, but both Matt Flynn and Scott Tolzien are active behind him, suggesting his calf is at least a mild concern. ESPN's Rob Demovsky reports there's "a little concern." Inactive for the Packers are RB DuJuan Harris, CB Davon House, LB Carl Bradford, C Garth Gerhart, TE Justin Perillo, WR Jeff Janis and DT Bruce Gaston.
Dec 28 - 3:00 PM

Aaron Rodgers (calf) is listed as probable for Week 17.

Rodgers will be all systems go Sunday versus the Lions.
Dec 26 - 1:56 PM

Aaron Rodgers (calf) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Rodgers played through his calf injury last week, but his mobility was limited throughout the game. His status isn't in doubt for Sunday's NFC North championship. With the Packers playing for a first-round bye, Rodgers is safe to use in DFS leagues.
Dec 24 - 2:43 PM

Aaron Rodgers (calf) participated in Tuesday's practice.

According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel's Tom Silverstein, Rodgers wasn't going "full speed," but he's very much on track to suit up for Sunday's NFC North championship game against the Lions. With the Pack playing for a first-round bye, Rodgers can be trusted in DFS leagues.
Dec 23 - 1:29 PM

Coach Mike McCarthy said Aaron Rodgers was "very upbeat and positive about" his strained calf Monday.

Rodgers' calf pull isn't overly serious, but it was bad enough that McCarthy had to scrap some bootlegs and movement plays during Sunday's win at Tampa. Although the MVP candidate remains sore, Rodgers should be closer to 100 percent once Sunday's showdown with the Lions rolls around.
Dec 23 - 10:32 AM

Coach Mike McCarthy confirmed Eddie Lacy (leg) is "fine."

Lacy was rested late in Sunday's easy win over the Bucs with an injury. It was never believed to be serious, and McCarthy confirms that. "I have no concerns about Eddie," said McCarthy. He'll be good for Week 17 against the Lions.
Dec 22 - 6:34 PM

Aaron Rodgers strained a calf muscle during Sunday's Week 16 win at Tampa.

Rodgers suffered the pull during the second series, limiting him a bit throughout the game. He still finished 31-of-40 for 318 yards with a touchdown even though Mike McCarthy admitted he had to change his play-calling a bit to keep Rodgers in the pocket. "It got really tight about halftime," Rodgers said. "Came in and got a little treatment and it loosened up a tad but it was still pretty tight, and I had hard time running." Rodgers will be fine for Week 17's NFC North showdown with the Lions, the question will just be how close he is to 100 percent.
Dec 21 - 9:18 PM

James Starks had seven carries for three yards in Week 16.

He added four catches for 22 yards on five targets. Starks got the majority of his work after Eddie Lacy was rested in the fourth quarter with a leg injury. Lacy is expected to be fine for Week 17.
Dec 21 - 5:25 PM

Davante Adams caught two passes for 17 yards in Week 16 against the Bucs.

Adams had a bad drop in the first quarter and secured just two of his four targets. He's been a non-factor the last three weeks behind Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb. Adams has a matchup with Detroit in Week 17.
Dec 21 - 5:19 PM

Randall Cobb had 11 catches for 131 yards in Sunday's Week 16 win over the Bucs.

Both were career highs for Cobb, who finished with a team-high 14 targets. Cobb took advantage of a matchup with Bucs CB Leonard Johnson, posting his first 100-yard game since Week 11. He's now up to 87/1,207/10 line. The Packers can win the NFC North with a win over the Lions next week.
Dec 21 - 4:55 PM

Jordy Nelson caught nine passes for 113 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's Week 16 win one the Bucs.

Nelson couldn't get anything going downfield with Aaron Rodgers, with most of his yards coming on underneath routes. His touchdown came on a one-yard slant late in the fourth quarter. Nelson secured all nine of his targets and didn't have any drops this week. The Packers play the Lions for the NFC North title in Week 17.
Dec 21 - 4:45 PM

Eddie Lacy had 17 carries for 99 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's Week 16 win over the Bucs.

Lacy broke a tackle and powered his way to a 44-yard touchdown in the first quarter. He gained consistent yardage against the Bucs all game, averaging 5.8 YPC. Lacy went over 1,000 yards on the season with the performance. The Packers rested him late with a leg injury, but he shouldn't miss any practice time.
Dec 21 - 4:27 PM

Aaron Rodgers completed 31-of-40 passes for 318 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's Week 16 win over the Bucs.

Rodgers mostly had to settle for check downs, targeting Randall Cobb 14 times. His touchdown didn't come until late in the fourth quarter on a one-yard pass to Jordy Nelson. Rodgers suffered an ankle injury on a sack, but didn't miss any time. It was another disappointing start after he was held without a touchdown last week. With the win, the Packers have officially clinched a playoff spot.
Dec 21 - 4:21 PM

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