GREEN BAY, WI (WHBL) - The Packers plan to announce today whether quarterback Aaron Rodgers will play on Sunday against Pittsburgh at Lambeau Field. General manager Ted Thompson was at practice yesterday, and watched Rodgers take some snaps with the Number-One offense. Coach Mike McCarthy said Rodgers looks better, just over six-and-a-half weeks after he broke his left collarbone while being sacked against the Chicago Bears. McCarthy said Rodgers looks like he's ready to play, but Matt Flynn took most of the snaps -- and it would not be a surprise if he's named the starter against the Steelers.
Meanwhile, Green Bay Packers' defensive end Johnny Jolly is reportedly out for the season with a neck injury he suffered at Dallas last Sunday. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel said Jolly suffered a bulging disc at his C-5 vertebra, and the swelling needs to go down before team doctors can decide whether surgery is needed. The injury was first announced as a shoulder problem after last Sunday's Packer victory over the Cowboys, but further tests reportedly uncovered the bulging disc. The 30-year-old Jolly is an unrestricted free agent after this season.