It will be Green Bay's seventh straight game without Rodgers since the franchise quarterback fractured his left collarbone during the first series of a 27-20 loss to the
"Just as I've stated all along. We've got two different circumstances here. We've got Aaron Rodgers' health, and obviously where we are as a football team," McCarthy said. "Until we feel good about where Aaron is medically, that will not be part of the second circumstance. So as an organization, we are not ready for him to play."
Green Bay (7-6-1) went winless for five games before rallying for two straight come-from-behind victories with Flynn at quarterback to get back into the
Rodgers this week said he hasn't suffered any setbacks. He appears to be improving each week.
Rodgers looked sharp in individual drills and other parts of brief portions of practice open to media, though Flynn has taken the majority of practice snaps.
The status of injured Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs will remain uncertain until just before game time Sunday night against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Briggs is questionable for Sunday's game, although all indications are he'll be able to play. On Friday Briggs went through his first full practice since fracturing his left shoulder Oct. 20.
Peterson expected to return for
Rookie wide receiver Tavon Austin missed his sixth straight day of practice and will be questionable for the St. Louis Rams on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Austin injured his left ankle getting tackled at the end of a 56-yard run and missed last weekend's game against New Orleans.
Welker won't play
He's also expected to be held out of the Broncos' regular-season finale at Oakland on Dec. 29 as a precaution against a third head injury this month, which would end his season.
Detroit Lions tight end
Pettigrew hurt an ankle during Detroit's 18-16 loss to Baltimore on Monday night. Without him, Detroit might look to
Buffalo Bills safety
Williams was hurt in Buffalo's win Sunday over the
McCluster missed last week's win at Oakland after developing an infection in his ankle.