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Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Packers practice No. 15 news and notes… 1) Practice without Aaron Rodgers looked a lot like last Thursday's preseason game without Rodgers – ugly. With Rodgers still resting because of a sore back, LaFleur tried to ramp up the competition by moving team periods to earlier in practice. But it started badly. On the first play, he chewed out rookie running back Dexter Williams for a missed assignment. "It wasn't like a play call coming out of left field; it was something we had scripted," LaFleur said. "And when we get out there and we don't know what we're doing and we have a busted assignment, that's pretty irritating to me. It doesn't make sense to me." It was a particularly poor day for the offense. With DeShone Kizer, Tim Boyle and Manny Wilkins as the three quarterbacks, there were pre-snap penalties, dropped passes and turnovers. "It was pretty sloppy overall," LaFleur said. "That's why I said what I said in terms of if you miss somebody, the standards don't change."

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Packers practice No. 15 news and notes… 2) It's hard to tell what Packers special teams coach Shawn Mennenga is trying to accomplish with his recent field goal periods in practice. On Sunday, he had Mason Crosby and Sam Ficken – who are supposedly competing for the kicking job – kick field goals of 22, 28, 33 and 40 yards. Last week, one practice saw them attempt kicks of 27, 32 and 37 yards. All were good, but it hardly seemed like much of a test. "Yeah that's something I'm going to… I think it was a little windy out there today, that happens in Lambeau quite a bit, too, but that's something I'm going to talk with Shawn about," LaFleur said.

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Packers practice No. 15 news and notes… 3) Everyone was relieved that receiver J'Mon Moore came away unscathed from a car crash on Friday that the second-year receiver said was caused by wet road conditions that sent his car into a hydroplane on a local highway. Moore was back on the practice field Sunday, but he had another tough day with two dropped passes.

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Packers practice No. 15 news and notes… 4) Matt LaFleur didn't have an update on tight end Jimmy Graham, who ran off the practice field with what looked like a dislocated finger early in the session. "Yeah, he hurt his finger," LaFleur said. "I don't know. I just know he missed the rest of practice." Here's the full participation report ... Still out: Aaron Rodgers, Kevin King, Josh Jones, Ibraheim Campbell, Oren Burks, Danny Vitale, Kabion Ento, Greg Roberts, Jace Sternberger. New: Ka'dar Hollman (stinger), David Bakhtiari (personal), Reggie Gilbert (knee). Returned: Trevor Davis, Jamaal Williams, Malcolm Johnson, Fadol Brown.

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Coach: 'Day-by-day' call for QB Rodgers' return

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers didn't practice on Sunday despite being expected to return after a sore back held him out of Thursday's preseason game against the Ravens.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt LaFleur said they're taking it day-by-day with Aaron Rodgers (back tightness), but he's pretty sure if this were a regular-season week he would be out there. LaFleur said it's "not overly concerning" to him, but it's starting to look like at least a possibility that Rodgers won't play in the preseason. If Rodgers doesn't play Thursday, it's probably unlikely that he would play in the finale especially considering the season opener is on a Thursday.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Second-to-last public practice goes an hour and 55 minutes and it wasn't pretty for an offense without Aaron Rodgers (back tightness).

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

The Packers night finally get a bead on their running game now that Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams are both back on the practice field. Although Williams could follow the same plan as Jones did last week, when he practiced but did not play to make sure his hamstring doesn't go again.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Packers attendance report: Still out: Aaron Rodgers, Kevin King, Josh Jones, Ibraheim Campbell, Oren Burks, Danny Vitale, Kabion Ento, Greg Roberts, Jace Sternberger. New: Ka'dar Hollman (stinger), David Bakhtiari (personal), Reggie Gilbert (knee). Returned: Trevor Davis, Jamaal Williams, Malcolm Johnson, Fadol Brown.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

The official word on Aaron Rodgers is he's being held out for precautionary reasons with his continued back tightness. DeShone Kizer took the first reps with the ones.

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No sign of Aaron Rodgers as the horn blows to start practice.

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Packers plan to have Rodgers back on field Sun.

Aaron Rodgers, who was a last-minute scratch from Thursday's preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens because his back tightened up, is expected back on the field the next time the Green Bay Packers practice.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

No more boot for Matt LaFleur on his surgically repaired left Achilles. When asked if he's done with it, he said: "I'm trying to be," he said. "I told Flea (trainer Bryan Engel), ‘I'm not wearing that boot this week.' So we'll see." And with that, he walked off the stage with a slight waddle.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Aaron Rodgers is expected to practice when the Packers return to the field Sunday after being a late scratch Thursday with back tightness. "That's the plan, but a lot will be predicated on how he feels," LaFleur said. "I think he feels better, but we'll see Sunday." Rodgers may play this week against the Raiders, but the game is in Winnipeg in a non-NFL stadium. "We'll evaluate the surface before we play the game," LaFleur said. "[Packers administrator] Matt Klein is going up there a couple of days early. It seems like it's a relatively new stadium. It seems nice but until we get there we won't know."

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Matt LaFleur said after the coaches' film review they counted 19 missed tackles in last night's game against the Ravens (after 24 last week vs. Houston). Although he said he still doesn't believing in taking players to the ground, there will be some changes in practice. "We have to concentrate and have a more concerted effort at thudding up and stopping the runner's feet," LaFleur said.

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Rodgers to Ravens' Jackson: 'Slide a little bit'

As they met after Thursday's Packers-Ravens preseason game, Aaron Rodgers had a piece of advice for fellow quarterback Lamar Jackson: Try to slide more.

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Packers preseason game No. 2 news and notes… 1) One of GM Brian Gutekunst's toughest calls is going to come at WR4, WR5, WR6 and perhaps WR7. It would seem that Jake Kumerow – even with a rare drop tonight after three catches for 52 yards -- is a lock behind Davante Adams, Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Geronimo Allison. But Allen Lazard (three catches for 63 yards) and Darrius Shepherd (a 7-yard TD) have put themselves in solid positions. "I know Jake has a big drop in the second half, but all three of those guys did make plays," coach Matt LaFleur said. Equanimeous St. Brown and Trevor Davis, who both looked like good bets early in camp, now may have work to do. Davis (stinger) would be the preferred return man if healthy. And J'Mon Moore may be on the outside at this point.

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Packers preseason game No. 2 news and notes… 2) Matt LaFleur has been insistent that there will be no live tackling in practice, and that's the norm across the NFL, but he's going to need his defensive staff to figure something out – and soon. Missed tackles were abundant again on Thursday, a week after LaFleur said the Packers had two dozen of them in the preseason opener against the Ravens. Unofficially, the missed tackle numbers approached the 20s again. "As a whole defensively it wasn't good enough," LaFleur said. "There's way too many missed tackles."

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Packers preseason game No. 2 news and notes… 3) DeShone Kizer and Tim Boyle both had their moments – good and bad. Kizer didn't turn it over, a big plus for someone who has 24 interceptions in 18 regular-season NFL games. But he missed badly on a deep route by Equanimeous St. Brown and couldn't get in the end zone in two drives against the Ravens' No. 1 D. He finished 5-of-10 for 70 yards. Boyle followed a terrible stretch in which he missed seven of eight throws with a touchdown drive that featured completions of 21 and 25 yards to Allen Lazard and 7-yard touchdown pass to Darrius Shepherd. Boyle finished 12-of-21 for 107 yards and a touchdown.

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Packers preseason game No. 2 news and notes… 4) JK Scott didn't mishit a single punt in six kicks. His worst punt in terms of hang time was 4.89 seconds. The other five hung for 4.95 seconds or longer, including two that were in the 5.1 range. He averaged 52.8 yards (gross) and 44.3 yards (net) with an average of 5.02 seconds of hang time and looks regular-season ready.

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Jackson sharp, Rodgers sits and Ravens beat Packers 26-13

Lamar Jackson directed two scoring drives during a limited appearance, had an impressive touchdown run erased by a penalty and sparked the Baltimore Ravens to a 26-13 victory over the Green Bay Packers, who played Thursday night without quarterback...

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Manny Wilkins will finish the fourth quarter. Final numbers for the first two QBs, both of which had uneven showings: DeShone Kizer: 5-of-10, 70 yards. Tim Boyle: 12-of-21, 107 yards, 1 TD.

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