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Rodgers sits out early practice periods

Weston Hodkiewicz
USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was in helmet and shells on Wednesday, but left through the back of the Don Hutson Center with his cleats in hand at the start of the portion of practice that was open to the media.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) is sacked by Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive end Michael Johnson (90) in the first quarter during Sunday's game at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. Rodgers hurt his calf on the play.

Rodgers threw some passes during practice on Tuesday, but wasn't asked to do much movement on the left calf muscle he strained in last Sunday's 20-3 win over Tampa Bay. He plans to play Sunday, but it's obvious the injury will affect some of his usual game preparation for Sunday's regular-season finale against Detroit.

The Packers listed Rodgers as limited in practice.

"He got done what he needed to get done today. He's getting better," coach Mike McCarthy said after practice.

The rest of the roster was suited up for practice, including cornerback Davon House. He took part in some individual position work in his first week back since breaking his right scapula earlier this month against Atlanta.

Guards Josh Sitton (toe) and T.J. Lang (ankle) practiced for the second consecutive day.