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Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Aaron Rodgers will work in the rehab group again today, which means he won't be down in the Hutson Center for practice. So Mike McCarthy and the medical staff are following the same format as last week. Possible practice for him would come Saturday before they fly to Washington.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Even though the Packers didn't practice on Wednesday, Mike McCarthy said the coaches "challenged them more mentally than we would on a normal Wednesday because we have to make sure we're prepared to play the game." He admitted he "took some ribbing from the coaches, especially after Monday when there was a big emphasis on hard work and then to walk in there Wednesday and cancel practice ..."

Spears concerned about Rodgers' knee (0:54)
Rodgers still sore, weighs in on Matthews' penalty (1:28)

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Aaron Rodgers would not have practiced today had the Packers been on the field. But LB Oren Burks looks like he might be ready to make his debut. Here's the Wednesday injury report:

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

RB Aaron Jones officially rejoined the Packers' roster following his two-week suspension. To make room for him, CB Deante Burton was released. Burton was claimed off waivers from the Falcons last week but was inactive.

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Rodgers concerned knee will worsen with play

While the hope is the injured left knee will improve, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said he is concerned it will worsen the more he plays on it. "Hopefully it goes the other way, though," he said.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Approached Jimmy Graham in the locker room and he said he had no time to speak. He hasn't talked to the media since July 28. Asked him if he would ever speak to us, he said: "That's not my thing." When asked if he'd just pay the ($10,000) fine, he had no response and walked away. Graham was sent a letter this week for failing to comply with the NFL's media policy.

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McCarthy still defends Matthews' hit on Cousins

Packers coach Mike McCarthy says nothing has changed with the way his players are being coached on how to tackle in the aftermath of a controversial roughing the passer penalty called against Clay Matthews on Sunday.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike McCarthy said he's confident in the way they're teaching the fundamentals and confident in the way Clay Matthews rushes the quarterback. "We haven't changed anything with the way we're coaching our players," McCarthy said. "There needs to be some clarity on it." More McCarthy: "Unfortunately it's a process that's not clear, but hopefully we can get this thing cleared up. Just look at Mike Daniels' rush; it's affected the rush defenders, and you can't deny that."

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Even though RB Aaron Jones is coming back this week after a two-game suspension, coach Mike McCarthy said Jamaal Williams and Ty Montgomery "will be in the first slot." So Jones will clearly not be thrown back in full time.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

CB Kevin King likely out this week because of the groin injury he sustained in the first half on Sunday vs. Chicago. But coach Mike McCarthy did not think it was a long-term injury.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Aaron Rodgers is "still in a day-by-day mode," coach Mike McCarthy said.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

The Packers aren't practicing today -- a rarity for a Wednesday following a noon game -- but coach Mike McCarthy said there will be a walk through. They played a Sunday night game in Week 1 and an overtime game in warm weather in Week 2. "We're just trusting our numbers, and that's why we're doing what we're doing," McCarthy said.

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Jason Wilde joins Homer and Gabe

Packers reporter Jason Wilde joins Homer and Gabe to discuss the Clay Matthews penalty and where we go from here in regards to tackling NFL quarterbacks.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Brett Favre on his SiriusXM NFL radio show: "I saw a textbook hit. It wasn't late. I saw nothing that, you know, and Clay's [Matthews] had a history of those type of plays. This one was textbook and if you're going to use it as a teaching video, you teach that this is the way we expect you to tackle, and that's the way I saw it. And that's neither being a Clay Matthews or Packer fan, or a Minnesota Viking fan or hater, you know, that was a bad call. And to me, why not be able to review that?"

Golic frustrated by Clay Matthews penalty (1:25)
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NFL: Penalty on Packers' Matthews was correct

An NFL source reiterated Monday in regard to the controversial roughing-the-passer penalty on Clay Matthews that the "technique of grabbing the passer from behind the leg or legs, scooping and pulling in an upward motion, is a foul."

Team Stats

Passing Yards277.011th
Rushing Yards83.5Tied-25th
Points For26.5Tied-10th
Points Against26.023rd

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