Aaron Rodgers Out For The Season, Put On Injured Reserve

Move Comes After Packers Were Eliminated From Playoff Contention

Aaron Rodgers
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Aaron Rodgers is out for the season.

The Green Bay Packers put their star quarterback on injured reserve Tuesday, a day after they were eliminated from playoff contention.

Rodgers missed seven games after breaking his right collarbone Oct. 15 against Minnesota. He returned on Sunday, but the Packers lost 31-24 at Carolina. Atlanta’s win against Tampa Bay on Monday night ended Green Bay’s eight-year run of consecutive postseason berths.

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Green Bay Packers Coach Mike McCarthy addressed the media on Tuesday confirming the move to sit Rodgers for the remainder of the season.

The Green Bay Packers Twitter account quoted McCarthy saying, “it’s what we felt was best for Aaron.”

Brett Hundley, who took over for Rodgers while he was recovering, will start in Saturday’s home game against the Vikings.

McCarthy said the move will give Hundley more experience.

Joe Callahan was signed as Hundley’s backup.

The Packers also released fullback Joe Kerridge from the active roster and quarterback Jerod Evans from the practice squad.

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