No word from McCarthy until Tuesday

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- If you were hoping to hear what Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy had to say about quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ availability for Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons, you’ll have to wait a day.

McCarthy’s previously scheduled news conference for Monday afternoon at 4:45 p.m. local time was pushed back a day.

McCarthy will now speak to reporters on Tuesday at 3:15 p.m. local time.

Typically, McCarthy spends Tuesdays working on the game plan for the upcoming opponent and does not talk to reporters that day. Tuesday is also the players' normal day off.

Perhaps the change has to do with the fact that the Packers are coming off an unusual schedule because of last week’s Thanksgiving game at Detroit.

However, it’s entirely possible McCarthy does not want any information out on Monday about Rodgers’ status for this week. He has not played since he broke his collarbone on Nov. 4 against the Chicago Bears.

Rodgers has been pushing to return -- he practiced last week for the first time since his injury -- and told ESPN’s Bob Holtzman before Thursday’s game against the Lions that he hopes to play against the Falcons.

However, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported on Sunday that the Packers may take a more conservative approach.