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Packers beat writers Ryan Wood and Jim Owczarski analyze Green Bay's matchup against Minnesota and make their predictions. Packers News

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GREEN BAY - Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers had planned to play Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings for the entire week. After practicing Saturday and being re-evaluated in the morning, the Packers starting quarterback has been cleared to play and is active for the Noon kickoff. 

Rodgers is wearing a large brace on his left knee, however.

The team is protecting itself too, as third-string quarterback Tim Boyle is also active. The undrafted rookie out of Eastern Kentucky backed up DeShone Kizer throughout the week.

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Inactive for the Packers are: 

  • WR Equanimeous St. Brown
  • S Josh Jones (ankle)
  • S Raven Greene
  • CB Deante Burton
  • LB Oren Burks (shoulder)
  • OL Alex Light
  • WR J'Mon Moore

In the middle of the week Rodgers said it could be reported that he sprained his knee against the Chicago Bears, but on Sunday morning ESPN reported there was no ligament damage around the joint. 

Rodgers was seen in the locker room on Friday with a black sleeve over the knee. 

The Packers' medical staff was expected to determine how Rodgers' knee held up during the Saturday practice before making its final ruling Sunday morning. It was a positive sign that Rodgers was at least able to practice and test the knee Saturday to learn how much mobility it would allow him.

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