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Aaron Rodgers returns to practice: What it means for the Packers... and Lions

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It has now been exactly six weeks and one day since the Green Bay Packers placed Aaron Rodgers on injured reserve following a broken collarbone suffered against the Minnesota Vikings. Since Rodgers has been out, the Packers saw their 4-1 record fall to 5-6.

On Saturday, however, Rodgers returned to practice for the first time since the injury, signaling that the Packers plan on returning him from IR. But don’t get too worried yet, Rodgers’ return is anything but imminent. Here’s a breakdown of what Rodgers’ return to practice mean.

Packers point of view

Saturday marked the earliest time Rodgers could practice accoridng to NFL rules.