New tight end Jared Cook missed valuable practice work with Aaron Rodgers because of the foot surgery that sidelined him during OTAs and the first two weeks of training camp. Even this week, the starters were playing scout team, so they ran Kansas City’s offense, not their own. Still, Rodgers and Cook hooked up on a few passes that suggest their timing and chemistry are coming along fast.

Rodgers connected with Cook on at least three plays Tuesday. One was a quick pass on a two-point conversion; one was on a crossing route in which Cook separated to get open and had what would have been an ample run after the catch; and the third came on a scramble play from the 3, when Rodgers moved around and found Cook in the back of the end zone for the touchdown.

The coaches translate scout-team plays into the Packers’ terminology, so as much as is possible Rodgers and Cook were working on routes in their playbook.