TE Rodgers examined during practice
All 53 players on the Green Bay Packers' roster participated in Thursday’s padded practice, though the training staff looked at starting tight end Richard Rodgers after tackling drills.
Rodgers stretched his neck while sitting out of a ball-security drill before returning for individual tight end work by the time media access to practice was over. The trainers looked at his hand and shoulder before he returned.
Safety Morgan Burnett continued to practice after returning Wednesday from the calf injury that held him out of the regular-season opener in Chicago last Sunday.
Inside linebacker Nate Palmer was again using a club after switching to a padded splint last week. He spent most of training camp in a club after injuring his left hand during the third day of training camp.
Palmer, the presumptive starter at inside linebacker after Sam Barrington was lost for the season with a foot injury, said he and the training staff spent last week working different combinations of splints to improve his comfort. On Wednesday, Palmer said he’s on schedule, but will need to continue wearing at least the splint indefinitely.
The Packers' injury report will be released Thursday afternoon.
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