LaFleur: Rodgers to play 'a quarter or so' against Ravens

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Published 5:35 p.m. ET Aug. 13, 2019 | Updated 1:31 a.m. ET Aug. 14, 2019

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — For the first time this preseason, the world will have the opportunity to see what Aaron Rodgers looks like in Matt LaFleur’s offense.

The Packers’ first-year coach said Tuesday that Rodgers and the rest of the first-team offense and first-team defense will play for about “a quarter or so” on Thursday when Green Bay heads to Baltimore to face the Ravens in their second preseason game.

“We’re always fluid with that, dependent upon how the game goes and how much time they have,” LaFleur said. “But everybody should be prepared to play about a quarter or so.”

Thursday will be Rodgers’ preseason debut after the 15th-year pro watched the entire preseason opener against the Texans last week from the sideline in warmups while listening to the offensive communications on his headset.

Rodgers said he wants to make sure he stays healthy and plays efficient football on Thursday night.

“It will be a good test for our first time running this offense in another stadium, on the road, against a really good defense,” he said.

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