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Aaron Rodgers is once again listed as questionable but unlike last week, we know on Friday that he will practice on Saturday. That was up in the air at this point last week. Here's the Packers' injury report:

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Packers' Matthews not fined for hit on Cousins

Clay Matthews said Friday that he was not fined for his much-discussed roughing penalty on Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins in last Sunday's 29-29 tie at Lambeau Field.

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Two games into his Packers career and Jimmy Graham has been played two different ways by the Bears (who doubled him like crazy) and the Vikings (who played him straight up). He's fine with either: "That's what I feel like I'm here for – to kind of open things up, and if the middle's open, to punish them," Graham said Friday. "And if they're going to close it down, then it's 1-on-1 on the outside."

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Clay Matthews said he was not fined for his roughing the passer penalty (or his postgame comments). So at least the NFL didn't triple down on hm.

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Aaron Rodgers (knee) will practice tomorrow. "That's the goal," Packers coach Mike McCarthy said. "He's done a ton of work with the strength staff and the training staff. Hopefully he'll get out there tomorrow and have similar work (to last Saturday) and we roll right into the game."

Redskins' offense looks primed vs. Packers? (0:35)

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Mike Pettine with high praise for the Packers' two rookie cornerbacks. He said a case could be made that Jaire Alexander has been their top defensive player through two games and Josh Jackson isn't that far behind.

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Packers defensive coordinator Mike Pettine said he was most disappointed with what happened after Clay Matthews' roughing-the-passer penalty. "You're going to have something go against you that you have no control over," Pettine said. "We went from thinking this game is over to having to keep playing, and we didn't handle it well."

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No change in the Packers' injury report other than they actually practiced on Thursday:

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Aaron Jones (33) is on the field for the first time since the final week of the preseason after serving his two-game suspension. Mike McCarthy said Jones will have a "secondary" role behind Jamaal Williams and Ty Montgomery. Safety Josh Jones (ankle) also returned to practice.

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Aaron Rodgers (knee) and Kevin King (groin) were the only players not practicing on Thursday. Rain forced Packers inside for the lone padded practice in advance of Sunday's game at Washington.

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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.

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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)

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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:

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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 could 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.

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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.

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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."

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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.

Team Stats

Passing Yards277.011th
Rushing Yards83.5Tied-25th
Points For26.5Tied-9th
Points Against26.023rd

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