Aaron Rodgers takes all first-team snaps for Green Bay Packers; could he start Sunday?

There are some really encouraging signs for the Green Bay Packers as they get ready for Sunday's showdown against the Chicago Bears with the NFC North title on the line.

There is mounting evidence that Aaron Rodgers, who has missed the previous seven games with a broken collarbone, will start. It won't become official until head coach Mike McCarthy says that's the case, but Rodgers has been getting increased work in practice.

Mind you, beat reporters are kicked out of practice during the 11-on-11 portion, so we don't know if Matt Flynn got increased work during that session. But Rodgers clearly is ramping up his work as we get closer to game day. One report suggests that Rodgers will indeed start.

Sounds like we'll know something soon. Stay tuned.

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