McCarthy: Rodgers probably won't work until Thursday
Packers coach Mike McCarthy spoke to the media on Friday. Here are some highlights from his news conference:
On Aaron Rodgers:
Aaron is doing well. He's been in treatment during the practice period. We'll do the same tomorrow. I really don't see him getting on the practice field until Thursday at the earliest.
On Jordy Nelson:
Jordy Nelson has a personal matter that he's taking care of. He'll be back this weekend.
On schedule next week:
We'll have a normal practice week. We'll start our preparation Monday at 12:30 p.m. with the players. Obviously we'll find out who we play Sunday night. Tuesday will be their normal day off and we'll have a normal schedule after that.
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On Rodgers' concern without practice reps:
I'm not concerned. He's already started the preparation process. We know the direction we want to go. He'll be prepared. What it's important is for him to rep the things he feels he needs to. I'm not really concerned.
On Letroy Guion:
He's been a good fit what we're asking him to do fundamentally and schematically. He's an excellent teammate. He earned his keep early. He's fun to be around. He's been an excellent addition.
On four All-Pros (Aaron Rodgers, John Kuhn, Josh Sitton and Jordy Nelson):
I think it's great. You always look for those type of things and congratulate those guys. It represents the kind of football team we have.
On appreciation for Rodgers after last year:
I don't have to go through last year to appreciate Aaron Rodgers. He has meant a lot for quite sometime.
On team being fresh:
Definitely. I thought the outside work was great. We were in shells today. We'll go a little longer tomorrow. It'll be a padded practice.