Aaron Rodgers has not participated in practice since being limited on Friday of Week 11. He’ll begin Week 14 on the sidelines as well.
Green Bay Packers coach Matt LaFleur said his all-world quarterback remains day to day with his toe injury.
“If he can [practice], that’d be great,” LaFleur said. “If he can’t, he can’t. I don’t think it’s going to be anything hindering him for the game.”
The Packers begin on-field preparation for Sunday against the Bears with third-string QB Kurt Benkert claiming the reps. Benkert was elevated from the practice squad Tuesday as backup Jordan Love was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list. The former undrafted free agent spent the past three years with the Falcons but has yet to appear in an NFL game.
Green Bay will get a Wednesday appearance from All-Pro cornerback Jaire Alexander. LaFleur said the Pro Bowler has been designated to return to practice. It will be his first action since injuring his shoulder in Week 4.
Offensive tackle David Bakhtiari (knee), who’s on the physically unable to perform list, and Za’Darius Smith (back), who’s on injured reserve, are not ready to return, per LaFleur.
In other notable injury news, receiver Davante Adams (hamstring) and cornerback Kevin King (hip/knee) were listed as limited practice participants.
Darius Leonard spoke a shutout into existence on the latest episode of “Hard Knocks In Season: The Indianapolis Colts” on Wednesday night.
Daniel Carlson agreed to a new four-year contract with the Raiders, his agent announced Wednesday night, and the extension is worth $18.4 million, which includes a $4 million signing bonus and $10.2 million guaranteed, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported.
After placing WR Keenan Allen on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday, the Chargers added WR Mike Williams, along with CB Chris Harris, to the list Wednesday.
Saints RB Alvin Kamara practiced Wednesday, and barring a setback, there is a very real chance he plays Sunday against the Jets. Backfield mate Mark Ingram, however, was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
Expected to return for a Week 15 date with the Bears, Vikings RB Dalvin Cook may make his return from a shoulder injury that sidelined him last week sooner than expected.
Check out the each team’s injury report for Week 14 of the 2021 NFL season.
New York is not closing the door on the possibility of Mike Glennon (concussion) playing in Week 14.
After missing the last two games with a rib injury, Bears QB Justin Fields is set to make his return in Week 14 against the Packers.
Placement on the reserve/COVID-19 list will delay Montez Sweat’s return from injury to the Washington Football Team lineup. Sweat tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss Sunday’s NFC East home game against the Cowboys, per Ian Rapoport.
The Texans are cutting ties with another veteran starter. Tom Pelissero reports Wednesday that the Texans are releasing LB Zach Cunningham. He is subject to waivers.
The Bengals’ offense is among the NFL’s most explosive, but a key piston in its engine — rookie wideout Ja’Marr Chase — isn’t firing. The rookie wideout has a suggestion for how that can change.
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