Former Packers all-pro safety LeRoy Butler and JS reporter Tom Silvertein examine the roughing the passer penalty on Clay Matthews and look ahead to the game against Washington. Bill Schulz, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


GREEN BAY - For the second consecutive week, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will practice only on Saturday in advance of a Sunday noon kickoff. 

Rodgers and the club will work in Green Bay before flying out to Washington.

While the team didn't practice on Wednesday this week, Rodgers continued his same routine of rehabbing. He did the same Thursday when the team moved to the Don Hutson Center.

Aaron’s had two good days," Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said Friday morning. "Obviously we didn’t do a whole lot Wednesday. But I thought he looked good in practice (Thursday), so it’s great to have him back out there.

"You know, today, is a STAA and you get a lot of walk through, just kind of walking through things, talking through things, tomorrow will be the practice, but, yeah, so far, so good."

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A week ago, Rodgers rehabbed his injured left knee until the day before taking on the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field. He played the entire game in a brace, completing 30 of 42 passes for 281 yards and a score.

"It’s just going to be something you’ve got to deal with for a while," Rodgers said Wednesday. "Take it week by week. It doesn’t seem like there’s a major setback at this point, so just being smart about it and trying to get ready to play Sunday."