Remember, before getting too excited, that at one point Aaron Rodgers hinted he would return from a broken collarbone to face Minnesota on Nov. 24, and that didn't happen.
And remember that on Sunday morning, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said Rodgers would be lucky to play next week, and the Packers might shut him down for the season.
So we'll have to see how accurate Rodgers was when he was quoted as saying he will be ready to go next week against the Falcons.
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Rodgers shot down the idea of him being shut down earlier, telling ESPNMilwaukee.com, “No. It's not my personality. I don't want to do that.”
But that doesn't mean he'll be cleared for game action on Sunday. Rodgers did take part in some practice drills last week and tossed the ball around before Thursday's game against Detroit, giving Packers fans some optimism. Now they're still stuck waiting for a clearer sign.
The Packers are 5-6-1 and might have to win out to make the playoffs. They're not winning out without Rodgers, so the Packers hope that he's right in his assessment.
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