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Quarterback Aaron Rodgers' return this week for the Green Bay Packers appears unlikely, according to multiple reports, but he took some first-team reps with the offense on Wednesday.

Tight end Andrew Quarless said Rodgers took the first-team reps during a portion of practice that was closed off to the media.

"(Rodgers) looked real good today," Quarless said, 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."

Rodgers is experiencing pain in his broken left collarbone during practice and, while the Packers have yet not ruled him out for Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys, it does not look like he will be cleared to play, ESPN and other media outlets reported Wednesday.

Rodgers said taking snaps, handing the ball off and making simple movements are still painful. But he is able to throw without discomfort.

"We would need different results and different responses to be able to get on the field this week," Rodgers said Tuesday. "I shouldn't be having pain doing some of the simple movements."

A bone scan that was done last week showed the collarbone is not fully healed.

Backup Matt Flynn is preparing to against the Cowboys (7-6) in a key game for Green Bay (6-6-1), which remains in the NFC North race with Chicago (7-6) and Detroit (7-6).

Rodgers was injured Nov. 4 in a game against the Bears.
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