Wisconsin Teams

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt LaFleur isn't saying whether Aaron Rodgers will play Thursday against the Raiders in Winnipeg. "That is to be determined," he said. "I just want to wait and see. That will be a game-time decision." Rodgers has practiced the last 2 days after back tightness.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

No more fans at practice. Packers moved from Ray Nitschke Field to Clarke Hinkle Field now that camp is technically over. Not practicing: Kevin King (hamstring), Josh Jones (illness); Ka'dar Hollman (stinger), Ibraheim Campbell (knee), Oren Burks (pectoral), Danny Vitale (calf), Kabion Ento (hamstring), Greg Roberts (abdomen), Jimmy Graham (finger), Reggie Gilbert (knee).

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Aaron Rodgers practiced for a second straight day and barring a setback with his back tightness, he would be available for Thursday's penultimate preseason game versus the Raiders in Winnipeg if coach Matt LaFleur wants him to get some game action before the season opener.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

TE Jace Sternberger has cleared the concussion protocol and practiced for the first time since he got drilled in the first joint practice against the Texans 15 days ago.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Packers training camp practice No. 16 (the last one) news and notes … 1) Those who turned out to watch the last practice open to the public probably wondered why the Packers ran the 2-minute drill at no more than half-speed. What good could that possibly do? Coach Matt LaFleur said he wanted to save the players legs but still believes the operation of the drill carries value. Aaron Rodgers revealed that he calls the plays in the 2-minute drive and believes even at half speed it's good for the offense. "Any 2-minute drill you do there's going to be different situations that come up that spark some good conversation afterwards," Rodgers said. "Why did you like this play in this situation?" For what it's worth, Rodgers' 2-minute drive ended when Davante Adams dropped what would've been an 11-yard touchdown as time expired.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Packers training camp practice No. 16 (the last one) news and notes … 2) At this point, there seems little doubt that Allen Lazard is an NFL-caliber receiver. It's just a matter of whether he can crack the Packers' depth chart in what Aaron Rodgers called "one of the deeper groups that we've had." Lazard leads the Packers with 90 yards receiving (on just four catches with a touchdown) in the preseason after spending most of last season on the practice squad. At 6-foot-5, he's one of the tallest targets on the team. "There are a lot of guys with legitimate shots to make the team -- some guys who you didn't maybe think of before camp who have had incredible camps," Rodgers said. "And I'm talking about specifically, Allan Lazard. He's had a really nice camp, he's made a bunch of plays. He's always showing up on special teams, he does things the right way in practice. I think he's put himself in position to legitimately be playing for all 32 teams."

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Packers training camp practice No. 16 (the last one) news and notes … 3) For all the times that J'Mon Moore has dropped passes this camp — like yesterday when he dropped two — it would be unfair to let pass one of the best catches he's made – or anyone has made – this camp. During one of the full-speed team periods, Moore made a leaping 30-yard touchdown grab over safety Natrell Jamerson on a deep ball from Tim Boyle.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Packers training camp practice No. 16 (the last one) news and notes … 4) While there are still four more practices – all closed to the public – between now and the preseason finale on Aug. 29, training camp effectively ended after Monday's one-hour and 57-minute practice. That put the total time on the field for LaFleur's first camp at a quick 30 hours and 49 minutes over 16 practices. And people thought Mike McCarthy's camp was short. Last year in 15 practices, camp McCarthy lasted 33 hours and 6 minutes. It went 33:52 in 15 practices in 2017, 34:21 in 17 practices in 2016 and 31:48 in 17 practices in 2015 (the shortest camp since we began tracking this in 2014 – a camp that went 35:30). The longest practice of LaFleur's first camp was 2:19 on July 31. McCarthy had five practices last year that went more than 2:30. However, it should be noted that LaFleur doubled up on reps at times, essentially conducting two practices at once in certain periods (with the starters and top backups at one end of the field, and the rest of the squad at the other).

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Aaron Rodgers on what difference it makes if he plays in the preseason: "If we [the starters] didn't play, I'd feel great going into Week 1. If we did, I wouldn't really be worried too much about the results. If we go down and score a touchdown, it's not going to give me any more confidence than I already have in the scheme. If we go three and out, it's not going to dampen any confidence that I have in what we've established so far in the training camp practices."

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Jimmy Graham did not need surgery on his finger and coach Matt LaFleur said he will "be all right."

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt LaFleur said Aaron Rodgers looked pretty good today after sitting out a few days with back tightness but didn't say for sure whether Rodgers would play Thursday — or at all in the preseason. "I don't think it's going to make or break us, " LaFleur said. "I've got so much confidence in him. "

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

The final public practice of training camp ends after one hour and 57 minutes with a half-speed (at most) 2-minute drill in which Davante Adams drops a pass in the end zone. Players give the fans a round of applause.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Trevor Davis picked up right where he left off before his stinger. Just made a contested catch on a deep ball from Tim Boyle between a pair of DBs for a 40-yard play. It was all Davis, who adjusted to the ball and boxed out the defenders. If he's healthy, it's hard to imagine he won't be on the team.

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Aaron Rodgers doing some ball-handling work while the ball handlers try not to get the ball punched out.

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Photographic evidence of Aaron Rodgers back at practice after missing the last preseason game and yesterday's practice because of back tightness. GM Brian Gutekunst said a few minutes ago that if all goes well, Rodgers is expected to make his preseason debut on Thursday against the Raiders in Winnipeg.

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GM Brian Gutekunst said of TE Jimmy Graham's hand injury from yesterday, "I think we might have escaped one." Graham ran off the practice field with what looked like a dislocated finger.