LB Clay Matthews returned to practice on Wednesday for the first time since injuring his hamstring on Nov. 4 vs. Arizona. Matthews has missed the last four games, but it appears he could return to game action this Sunday in Chicago.
Also, OL T.J. Lang (ankle) and DL Mike Neal (shoulder) also returned to practice after missing last week’s games.
On the flip side, DB Charles Woodson was not at practice despite having practiced off and on the past couple of weeks. Woodson hasn’t played in a game since breaking his collarbone in Week 7 in St. Louis and it was thought he might return to action this week. Mike McCarthy should provide an update when he speaks with the media following practice at the top of the hour.
Another defensive back, CB Davon House, was sitting out practice as well. House has not been on the team’s injury report since recovering from his preseason shoulder injury.
WR Jordy Nelson also was not at practice. Nelson missed last week’s game with a hamstring injury, his second such injury this season.
On another note, several of the offensive linemen and tight ends began practice with a little prank for their quarterback. Today is “Aaron Rodgers Day” in honor of the numerical date (12-12-12) and several of Rodgers’ offensive mates were wearing No. 12 Rodgers jerseys at the start of practice. Shortly into the workout, all had changed back to their regular jerseys, but for some of the initial jog-through snaps early in practice, as many as a half-dozen players running an offensive play had a No. 12 jersey on.
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On November 11, 2011 Jennifer Brilowski of Stevens Point created a Facebook page starting a movement to name December 12, 2012 (12-12-12) Aaron Rodgers Day in Wisconsin. On Thursday, the official resolution was presented to Aaron Rodgers at Lambeau Field.
2011 Assembly Joint Resolution 108
Relating to: declaring December 12, 2012, Aaron Rodgers Day.
Whereas, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is the best quarterback playing in the National Football League and wears jersey #12; and
Whereas, Aaron Rodgers in just a few years as a starter has established himself as a great leader of the Green Bay Packers and confidently takes the trust his teammates and coaches have placed in him to lead his team to further greatness; and
Whereas, Aaron Rodgers was named Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl XLV; and
Whereas, Aaron Rodgers was named Most Valuable Player of the 2011 season, winning 48 out of 50 possible votes; and
Whereas, Aaron Rodgers led the Green Bay Packers on a 19-game winning streak between the 2010 and 2011 seasons; and
Whereas, Aaron Rodgers became the only player in NFL history to throw for over 4,000 yards in each of the first two seasons as a starting quarterback; and
Whereas, Aaron Rodgers played the best season of his career in 2011, throwing for 4,643 yards, 45 touchdowns, and just 6 interceptions, good for a passer rating of 122.5, which is now the best single-season passer rating in NFL history; and
Whereas, Aaron Rodgers earned the National Football Conference Offensive Player of the Month award for September, October, and November, and FedEx Air Player of the Week six times (Weeks 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, and 13); and
Whereas, Aaron Rodgers currently holds the record for all-time consecutive games with at least two touchdown passes at 13; and
Whereas, Aaron Rodgers’ performance on November 24, 2011, during the annual Thanksgiving Day Classic earned him the coveted Galloping Gobbler Most Valuable Player award; and
Whereas, the Green Bay Packers finished the 2011 regular season at the top of their division with a record of 15-1, thanks in large part to Aaron Rodgers; and
Whereas, Aaron Rodgers is actively involved in the charitable organization Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer (the MACC Fund); now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the assembly, the senate concurring, That in appreciation of Aaron Rodgers’ athletic accomplishments and humanitarian activities, the Wisconsin legislature hereby commends Aaron Rodgers on his accomplishments and declares that December 12, 2012, is proclaimed “Aaron Rodgers Day” in Wisconsin; and, be it further
Resolved, That the assembly chief clerk shall transmit a copy of this joint resolution to Aaron Rodgers.
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