Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers joined the NFL Countdown crew during the aftermath of the cancelled Hall of Fame game on ESPN Sunday night. While he had some great exchanges with former Packers defensive back Charles Woodson, the potentially big news Rodgers dropped had to do with injured players Jordy Nelson and Jared Cook.
Both players opened training camp on the physically unable to perform list and neither have practiced yet. Nelson is recuperating from a second knee injury and Cook is recovering after foot surgery.
Rodgers told the crew he expects them back this week, which we noted on Twitter Sunday evening.
Sounded like Rodgers just suggested Jordy and Cook could be back this week.
Unfortunately, we can’t find the video, but we assure you it happened. We can also assure you that Aaron Rodgers isn’t a doctor, but it would make sense that these two players would return this week.
The Packers started training camp early because of the fifth preseason game that wasn’t. Obviously, the team was being overly cautious with the players coming back from injury. No reason to tax them for a exhibition contest no one wanted.
If they were to return this week, they’d be looking at a little less than a regular training camp load.
Linebacker Sam Barrington and center Corey Linsley may also fall into this group. The other player remaining on the PUP list, receiver Ty Montgomery, isn’t expected back anytime soon.