Aaron Rodgers probably won’t play much this preseason; that’s nothing new for a quarterback who played only two series in one exhibition game last season. But he won’t be easing his way into training camp, either. There was Rodgers on Thursday, taking his usual snaps with the starting offense during the first practice of Green Bay Packers camp. Just like last summer, when coach Mike McCarthy said he would be “conscious” of his quarterback’s training camp pitch count, the Packers will chart how many balls Rodgers throws before the regular-season opener. That doesn’t necessarily mean it will be any less than he’s thrown in past camps. “I think you have to be smart with all your quarterbacks just the way you go through training camp,” McCarthy said. “I mean, there’s regimens you go through. This is the most he’ll throw all year. And we’ve always charted Aaron’s throws here, particularly the last couple of years. So we’re conscious of that. But he gives good feedback. He doesn’t like to not practice, the importance of him being on the field is important. But we’ve got to make sure we take care of his arm.” Rodgers’ preseason game workload has declined in each of the past two years. In 2015, he played in only two preseason games. Last year, it was just one. Rodgers turned 33 in December but said there’s been no change in his arm. It looked just fine on a deep touchdown throw to Davante Adams on Thursday. Rodgers placed the ball perfectly for Adams, who beat cornerback LaDarius Gunter on a go route.
McCarthy: Packers need to 'take care' of Rodgers' arm
ESPN | Jul 28