According to the Green Bay Press-Gazette's Ryan Wood, Gutekunst said the plan is for Rodgers to play against the Raiders as he was back and throwing at Monday's practice. In his absence, DeShone Kizer got the start at quarterback for the Packers with Tim Boyle and Manny Wilkins seeing action as well. It's the fourth time in the past six years that the Packers and Raiders will face off in the preseason, and these two teams also will play October 20 when games count.
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It's fair to wonder if Aaron Rodgers' playing status for tomorrow has been overshadowed by his latest outfit.
Green Bay star quarterback Aaron Rodgers didn't play last week because of tightness in his back and was held out of Sunday's practice, but did resume practising.
The consensus from the Packers' locker room is whether Rodgers plays in the preseason or not, it won't have an effect on the offense opening night in Chicago. "Even if I was a fifth- or sixth- or seventh-year (player), I mean, either way it doesn't really matter to me. So it's not overly concerning to me". Brown was activated on July 28 and participated in parts of two practices before leaving the team to get treatment on his feet and deal with the grievance with the NFL.
"We'd love to have him out there (on Thursday)", Gutekunst said.
"I don't think it's going to make or break us one way or the other", the first-year coach said.
Regardless, don't expect this to be the last word from Antonio Brown on the issue. Brown took part in pregame warmups before an exhibition game in Arizona on Thursday night and took part in a walkthrough on Saturday, prompting coach Jon Gruden to express confidence that he would soon be able to practice. It's a risk/reward. Look, of course you always want certain people out there. "I think he feels better, but we'll see Sunday".
This isn't the first time that Rodgers is rocking an unconventional look, but it might be his most unique one yet. We got 89 guys busting their tails.