Practice report: Rodgers takes another step

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, outfitted in full pads, took the first rep during at least one drill during Thursday’s practice.

That’s the first time he has done that since he returned to practice from his collarbone injury. The first rep in each period typically goes to the starting quarterback. Rodgers took that snap during a quarterback-running back handoff drill early in practice.

However, Rodgers and Matt Flynn appeared to split reps evenly during the portion of practice that was open to reporters.

A couple of things were noteworthy:

  • No team (11-on-11) periods were conducted during the portion open to the media, and those are the snaps that matter most.

  • Rodgers handed off several times with his left hand, which is the side of his fractured collarbone.

  • Rodgers is expected to speak to reporters after practice, so we may have a better idea then how he felt. He previously said he experienced some pain and discomfort while practicing last week.

There were no other changes from Wednesday’s practice. Still out were running back Eddie Lacy (ankle), linebacker Brad Jones (ankle), linebacker Jamari Lattimore (knee), linebacker Mike Neal (abdomen) and defensive end C.J. Wilson.

Receiver Randall Cobb, who is eligible to come off the temporary injured reserve list this week, still has not returned to practice, making it unlikely he would play on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys.