Report: Aaron Rodgers returned to practice Tuesday

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers returned to the practice field on Tuesday, twenty-two days after he broke his collarbone, reports ESPN.com.

Rodgers has been cleared by doctors to begin doing some on-field activities.  He took part in all individual drills during the portion of practice open to the media.

Rodgers reportedly worked with practice squad offensive lineman Garth Gerhart, while Matt Flynn took snaps from starting center Evan Dietrich-Smith, while Scott Tolzien worked with guard T.J. Lang.

Flynn, who finished Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings, told the team’s website that he wants to start Thursday against the Detroit Lions.

I would like to start. I definitely want to. But that’s not my decision to make.”

Coach Mike McCarthy said Monday that Rodgers chances of playing are “slim to none.”

“He had a good day,” McCarthy said Tuesday. “This was a big day actually for him as far as throwing and doing some of the things, the targets that the training staff wanted to hit with him. They definitely hit it. So he feels good, but I don’t think he’s going to make it this week.”

Flynn rallied the Packers against the Vikings on Sunday, passing for 218 yards and leading the team to two touchdowns and two field goals in a span of five possessions.

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