Rodgers, Nelson sit early portion of Friday practice

Weston Hodkiewicz
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Green Bay Packers receiver Jordy Nelson (87) fights for extra yards while being tackled by Detroit Lions safety Don Carey (26) after making a catch in the fourth quarter during Sunday's game at Lambeau Field.

Two of the Green Bay Packers' biggest offensive weapons were not present during the portion of practice open to the media on Friday.

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers and receiver Jordy Nelson were missing when the Packers reconvened after their three-day break for the bye week, along with cornerback Demetri Goodson and linebacker Sam Barrington.

The only player out of the four previously on the injury report was Rodgers, who's nursing a left calf injury. His backups, Matt Flynn and Scott Tolzien, handled the early quarterback work.

Cornerback Davon House participated in individual drills. He's missed the team's last three games with a scapula fracture, but coach Mike McCarthy sounded optimistic about his chances for next Sunday's divisional-round playoff game.

McCarthy is scheduled to speak to the media at approximately 11:55 p.m. Central Time.

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