Playing time for Thursday not decided yet

Posted by Mike Spofford on August 15, 2016 – 10:39 am

160815-hundley-950GREEN BAY — Head Coach Mike McCarthy wants to get No. 2 QB Brett Hundley on the field in Thursday night’s preseason game vs. Oakland, but he has to get through Monday’s practice first and review the medical report.

“He looked good,” McCarthy said of Hundley’s first practice back from an ankle injury on Monday. “I want to see him move around today, particularly in the pocket. That’s the big question for Brett as we move forward.

“Hopefully we get him a bunch of time Thursday night. That’s what I’m hoping.”

As for starting QB Aaron Rodgers, McCarthy was non-committal as to what’s in store for Thursday. LB Clay Matthews and WR Randall Cobb also sat out the first preseason game last Friday before returning to practice on Monday. McCarthy was asked if veteran players like them even need to play in the preseason if they feel ready.

“This is not an individual game, this is a team game,” McCarthy said. “There are individuals on our football team due to their experience, the amount of work they’re able to get so far in preseason, they’re potentially ready to play. Play time in preseason is more about playing guys like Aaron, Clay Matthews, how they’re rolled into the game and the combinations of who they’re playing with. We have to wait to get through practice today, get the medical report, and see how it works out.”

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