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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was a participant in Saturday’s practice – a great sign going forward for his availability in the Week 2 matchup against the Minnesota Vikings.
To be clear, nothing is certain yet. Rodgers will test out the sore knee tomorrow in the moments leading up to the game. However, it’s hard to believe that he won’t at least try to play in such an important divisional matchup.
Aaron Rodgers practiced Saturday for the first time since he sprained his knee, increasing the Packers' chances of having their starting quarterback on Sunday vs. the Vikings. A significant step but doesn't guarantee Rodgers' return. More details to... https://t.co/oUfEn1ZZEN— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) September 15, 2018
It won’t be an easy matchup for the Packers quarterback whichever way you look at it – after all, this rugged Vikings defense (mainly Anthony Barr) was the one who injured Rodgers last season, limiting him to only seven games. Also, defenses led by Mike Zimmer have done a fantastic job against Rodgers over the course of his career.
Rodgers did have a magical second half in the season-opener against the Bears, but he did admit that adrenaline was a big driving force en route to Packers comeback win and throwing for 286 yards and three touchdowns.
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