TE Jermichael Finley distanced himself from agent Blake Baratz’s Twitter comments on Thursday after Baratz questioned QB Aaron Rodgers’ leadership of the Packers.
“He has 30 clients around the league,” Finley said. “He has his own opinion.”
Finley added that everything is fine between him and Rodgers over the matter. Rodgers brushed everything off, likening Baratz’s disparaging comments to something a guy at the burger restaurant “Five Guys” might say about him if he thinks he’s a bad tipper.
“He’s the leader of this team,” Finley said of Rodgers. “He’s the man, and I respect him as a player. Outside the locker room, I’m a fan of Aaron Rodgers. We’re all good.”
As for the rest of the team, the injury report is rather extensive, but the only significant concern may be with WR Greg Jennings (groin), who missed practice. Jennings has by no means been ruled out of Monday’s game, however.
Also missing practice were TE Tom Crabtree (shoulder) and LB Jamari Lattimore (ankle). Five players were limited participants in the non-padded practice: WR Randall Cobb (hamstring), CB Davon House (shoulder), G Josh Sitton (knee), RB James Starks (toe) and DE C.J. Wilson (groin). Both LB Nick Perry (wrist) and Terrell Manning (concussion) were also listed on the injury report, but they were full participants in practice. Mike McCarthy said he expects Cobb and Sitton to be fine by Monday, and he has no doubts Perry will play.
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Seattle Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll and QB Russell Wilson were made available to the media via conference call Thursday afternoon. To listen to Carroll and Wilson talk about Monday night’s game in Seattle, click on the links below.
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WR Greg Jennings was not practicing on Thursday in the portion of the workout open to the media. Jennings missed the Week 2 game against the Bears with a groin injury but did practice earlier this week on Tuesday in a padded workout. Thursday’s practice was not in pads.
Head Coach Mike McCarthy will provide an update after practice when he speaks with reporters.
TE Tom Crabtree and LB Jamari Lattimore (ankle) also were not practicing on Thursday. LB Terrell Manning was practicing for the first time since getting a concussion in Week 1.
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- ESPN is in its seventh season as host of the most successful series in sports television history, Monday Night Football. Play-by-play man Mike Tirico is joined by analyst Jon Gruden for the 43rd season of MNF broadcasts, with Lisa Salters reporting from the sidelines.
- The contest also will air as a simulcast locally on WBAY (ABC, Ch. 2) in Green Bay and WISN (ABC, Ch. 12) in Milwaukee.
- ESPN Deportes will also broadcast the game with Spanish commentary and graphics. Alvaro Martin (play-by-play) and Raul Allegre (analyst) will call the action with John Sutcliffe reporting from the sidelines.
- Milwaukee’s WTMJ (620 AM), airing Green Bay games since 1929, heads up the 53-station Packers Radio Network, with Wayne Larrivee (play-by-play) and two-time Packers Pro Bowler Larry McCarren (color) calling the action. The duo enters its 14th season of broadcasts together across the Packers Radio Network, which covers 44 markets in six states.
- Dial Global Sports radio will air the game across the country. Kevin Harlan (play-by-play) and Dan Fouts (analyst) will call the action with Mark Malone reporting from the sidelines.
- The broadcast is also available on Sirius Satellite Radio (Channel 92, WTMJ feed) as part of the network’s NFL Sunday Drive.
- Listen to live radio broadcasts online in premium sound quality with NFL Audio Pass.
- For international fans: Watch NFL games, including the playoffs and Super Bowl, live or on-demand online in HD with NFL Game Pass. Not available in US, Mexico, US Territories. Blacked out in Canada for this game.
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