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Pack expect to have Aaron Rodgers

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The availability of Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers for Sunday night's game against the Chicago Bears isn't an issue, but the Packers' two starting guards were listed as questionable.

Rodgers went through a week of practice as a full participant upon returning from the bye week, which he spent getting treatment on the hamstring he pulled on Oct. 26 against the New Orleans Saints.

Officially, Rodgers was listed as probable, but coach Mike McCarthy said Friday that his quarterback's mobility was not limited in any way, and that he will have the full playbook at his disposal.

After Rodgers was injured against the Saints, McCarthy called nothing but shotgun plays.

"I just got done meeting with Aaron; he feels good," McCarthy said Friday. "He had a couple throws to his left yesterday, so it's really kind of the last thing he wanted to feel and see. He's ready to go."

But left guard Josh Sitton and right guard T.J. Lang were not in the same category. Sitton is trying to work through a torn ligament in his left big toe, while Lang has a sprained left ankle. Both injuries occurred against the Saints. Neither has practiced this week.

The Packers did not practice on Friday, but team trainers put Sitton and Lang through a workout at 8 a.m.

"They both completed it," McCarthy said. "The workload they were asked to do, they exceeded it. That part went well, but really their evaluation tomorrow is the next step we have to get through."

If the Packers don't have their two guards, they would go with two players making their first NFL starts, Lane Taylor and JC Tretter.