Packers licking their wounds

By KBJR News 1

October 12, 2010 Updated Oct 12, 2010 at 8:28 PM CST

On Monday, Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who sustained a concussion on the offense’s final play when he threw an interception, will miss some practice time this week at a minimum.

Backup quarterback Matt Flynn would take the majority snaps. McCarthy also mentioned evaluating practice-squad quarterback Graham Harrell was an option. As per the NFL’s protocol on concussions, Rodgers will have to pass a battery of cognitive tests and be cleared by an independent neurologist to return to duty. Rodgers has started 37 consecutive regular-season games since becoming the starter in 2008.

Packers tight end Jermichael Finley had knee surgery on Tuesday. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports it's for a torn meniscus cartilage in his right knee. The report goes on to say linebacker Nick Barnett will have surgery for his wrist on Wednesday.

The Journal-Sentinel reported Tuesday night, the Packers tried out several players, mostly on the defensive side of the ball. Six of the seven players brought play defense, including five linebackers.

But the biggest name was former NFL and one-time Wisconsin Badger running back Aaron Stecker. Stecker rushed for 1,526 yards during his 10-year career, but is likely best known as a kick returner. His best season was in 2001, when he averaged just under 29 yards per return for Tampa Bay. He also played for New Orleans and Atlanta.

Posted by Joe Dufek
jdufek@northlandsnewscenter.com

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