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Rodgers Not Medically Cleared...Yet

Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers prepares to throw a pass against the Chicago Bears in their NFL football game at Soldier Field in Chicago,
Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers prepares to throw a pass against the Chicago Bears in their NFL football game at Soldier Field in Chicago,

GREEN BAY, WI (LEARFIELD-WSAU) Green Bay Packers' quarterback Aaron Rodgers is not medically cleared to play yet -- but coach Mike McCarthy is not ruling him out for Sunday's home game against Atlanta.  McCarthy told reporters yesterday that Rodgers feels good, after suffering a broken collarbone a month ago tomorrow against Chicago.

 The coach said backup Matt Flynn would take the snaps with the first team when practice resumes tomorrow for the Falcons' game.  There's been talk that the Packers would shut Rodgers down for the season if they don't win on Sunday.  McCarthy said there's been quote, "no discussion internally about that."  

The coach also said receiver Randall Cobb has made progress the past two weeks from a leg injury suffered early in the season -- but he has not been cleared to practice or play yet.

 McCarthy said he expects center Evan Dietrich-Smith to practice this week, after his injury in last Thursday's loss at Detroit.  

Also yesterday, the Packers cut third-year safety Jerron McMillian to make room on the roster for running back Kahlil Bell, whom the Pack signed Tuesday.  McMillian was demoted to special teams in recent weeks.

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