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Aaron Rodgers takes reps with first team, Green Bay hopeful for return

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Although the likelihood of Aaron Rodgers playing this weekend is not great, the All-pro quarterback took snaps during Green Bay’s practice on Wednesday. According to sports line.com, Aaron Rodgers participated in a “portion of practice” that wasn’t available to the media.

Even though Aaron Rodgers has not been medically cleared to play against the Cowboys, it’s great news for Green Bay to have him back on the field with the first team. The number of first team reps is not known, but tight end Andrew Quarless stated that “Aaron Rodgers looked good” in his limited practice time.

Here is the comment via ESPNWisconsin.com. "It was good to see him out there, really working with the (No. 1) offense. He was out there before but wasn't working as much with the offense, but today he took some offensive reps, which is a great thing for the team."

The plan is for Green Bay to evaluate Aaron Rodgers during Thursday’s practice as well. If he progresses enough, there will be a slight chance for him to play against Dallas. However, Rodgers still needs to get medically cleared.

Currently, it’s more important for Rodgers to stay healthy than to play in a regular season game, and risk further injury. Yet, the enticing chance to make the playoffs is too much to ignore.

Without Aaron Rodgers in the fold for six games, Green Bay has one victory. They also had a tie during the stretch of playing three other quarterbacks. However, Detroit and Chicago are only one game up in the win column.

While Chicago has had quarterback issues of their own, the lack of consistency from Detroit has kept the Packers in the NFC North division hunt. Therefore, Green Bay would still be able to utilize Aaron Rodgers in the final two weeks.

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