Packers QB Aaron Rodgers practices on (very) limited basis

GREEN BAY, Wis. – Aaron Rodgers felt good enough about his strained left calf after Sunday’s victory over the Dallas Cowboys to proclaim: "I think I've got 120 minutes left in me," referring to this week's NFC Championship Game and the Super Bowl.

How did the Green Bay Packers quarterback feel on Wednesday?

"I just hope we don't go to overtime," Rodgers said.

Officially, Rodgers was listed as a limited participant in the Packers' first practice for Sunday's conference title game at Seattle, although he was not even present inside the Don Hutson Center during the portion that was open to reporters.

When asked what he was able to do, Rodgers said: "About the same as last week."

When Rodgers was reminded that he didn't practice at all last Wednesday in advance of the NFC divisional playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys, he amended his statement.

"Let me revise that – a little bit more than last week," Rodgers said.

Rodgers said he feels "pretty similar" to the way he did last week, when he practiced only on Thursday.

"We did a little bit more today than we did this time last week," Packers coach Mike McCarthy said. "I don't really know if that's an indicator. We're dealing with it."

Rodgers threw for 316 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday's victory over the Cowboys, but it took him time to get rolling. He had only 90 yards and a touchdown at halftime, and his mobility was limited. He was slightly more mobile and much more effective in the second half.

Just like last week, there's no question Rodgers will play.

"I don't have any doubt at all," McCarthy said. "I'm really just worried about Sunday, and I'm counting on Aaron to keep playing the way he's playing."

With Rodgers on the field for at least some portion of practice, the Packers had every player on their 53-man roster available.

“You need all hands on deck," McCarthy said. "I mean, it's all part of your preparation. The ability to play with the same 53, the same 46, for a couple weeks is a huge benefit."

Here's the full injury report:

  • DE Josh Boyd (ankle, limited participation)

  • QB Aaron Rodgers (calf, limited participation)

  • G Josh Sitton (toe, limited participation)