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Rodgers offers little news about his contract

Apr. 2, 2013
 
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, right, today shrugged off the loss of receivers Greg Jennings and Donald Driver, saying Jordy Nelson, James Jones and Randall Cobb "were our 1, 2, 3 options." Jones is at left. File/Press-Gazette Media
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, right, today shrugged off the loss of receivers Greg Jennings and Donald Driver, saying Jordy Nelson, James Jones and Randall Cobb "were our 1, 2, 3 options." Jones is at left. File/Press-Gazette Media

Maybe it was too much to hope for some news out of an interview with an FM entertainment radio station today, but Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers offered little insight into his contract negotiations during an appearance on 102.9 FM in Milwaukee.

When asked whether a deal could be done in the next day or two, Rodgers said: “We’ll see what happens here. I don’t have an answer for you.”

It was clear the hosts were uncomfortable asking the question that has been at the forefront of the news the last couple of weeks. Rodgers and the Packers are believed to be close on a contract extension that would make him the highest-paid player in the NFL.

In a 12-minute interview, which was to promote the MACC Fund, Rodgers was asked everything from whether he likes peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (apparently it was national PB&J day, and he likes peanut butter sandwiches better than PB&J) to what was the last movie he saw (Silver Linings Playbook) to how his NCAA tournament bracket looked (not good).

About the only decent bit of football information came when Rodgers was asked about losing receivers Greg Jennings to the Vikings in free agency and Donald Driver to retirement.

“If you watched last year, Jordy (Nelson) had a great season, was injured a little bit,” Rodgers said. “James Jones led the league in touchdown receptions with 14, and Randall Cobb had 80 catches, so those guys were 1-2-3 options last year because of Greg being injured and Donald didn’t have the same kind of role he had in the past. I feel very confident in those guys. Jermichael (Finley) had a big season last year, really came on at the end of the year. DuJuan Harris showed a lot in the playoff game as a guy who can get some carries for us in the coming season. I like where our offense is at.”

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