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GREEN BAY, Wis. — Aaron Rodgers has never been on a pitch count in training camp.
The Green Bay Packers have him on one this year, at least for now.
After missing all the offseason work in Green Bay during his standoff with the team, Rodgers hasn’t been unleashed quite yet.
“I think we’re mindful of that with all our quarterbacks, just making sure [of] that because having three quarterbacks, that’s a lot of wear and tear on the arm and we don’t want to burn ’em out too early,” Packers coach Matt LaFleur said Friday. “So he and I did talk about exactly what number we’re looking for each day or being below a certain number. So we’ve got a guy out there that lets me know when we’re at that halfway mark and then I relay that to Aaron.”
So far, that number appears to be in the low-to-mid teens when it comes to throws in 11-on-11 team periods. Rodgers threw 13 passes Friday during regular-speed team periods (not including those that were at a jog-through pace), 15 on Thursday and 14 during Wednesday’s opening practice of camp. What’s more, the Packers coaches have spaced out his throws. Friday’s