All the NFL-watching world wants to know is if Aaron Rodgers is going to play quarterback for the Green Bay Packers on Sunday against the New England Patriots.
Normally the Packers don’t speak to the media on Saturdays, and under usual circumstances the public would have to wait until shortly before kickoff to find out if any player in Rodgers’ shoes would be playing.
However, these aren’t normal circumstances. Because the Packers carry only two quarterbacks on their roster, they’ll need to make a roster move in case Rodgers can’t play.
Thus, if the Packers go ahead an add practice squad quarterback Graham Harrell to the 53-man roster today, it’s a good bet that Rodgers won’t be active on Sunday.
If Harrell is added, a player must either be cut or placed on injured reserve. It’s possible the Packers wouldn’t have to cut anyone if the place a player like Frank Zombo or Cullen Jenkins–both of whom are battling injuries–to IR.