On Thursday night, the NFL’s preseason action continues after last week’s slate of games.
The Green Bay Packers face off against the Baltimore Ravens in a non-conference tilt. Green Bay is in the midst of installing a new offense under new head coach Matt LaFleur.
With that in mind, the team was set to have Aaron Rodgers play the first quarter of tonight’s game. It’s important that Rodgers and his wide receivers are on the same page heading into the 2019 season.
However, for those hoping to see Rodgers in the new offense, they’ll have to wait a bit longer.
According to a report from Packers insider Ryan Wood, Rodgers will not play tonight due to “back tightness.”
#Packers QB Aaron Rodgers will not play tonight because of back tightness, the team says.
— Ryan Wood (@ByRyanWood) August 15, 2019
While it’s a bummer for those wanting to see the star quarterback, it has to come as a relief to Packers fans. No one wants to see Rodgers get injured in a meaningless preseason game, and that can’t happen if he’s not in the game to begin with.
Without Rodgers on the field, DeShone Kizer will once again get to show he’s capable of being the team’s backup.
Green Bay and Baltimore kick off tonight at 7:30.
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