It's looking more and more like Aaron Rodgers will be a spectator when the Packers open up their preseason against the Browns on Friday night.
The 32-year-old Rodgers has been practicing, though minimally, in the days leading up to the game. However, undrafted rookie quarterback Joe Callahan has been taking the majority of the reps with Green Bay's first team offense.
Rodgers is resting and backup quarterback Brett Hundley is out with an ankle injury.
Now entering his ninth season as a starter, Rodgers feels he doesn't need these snaps to be prepared come September.
"I feel like I'm ready right now," he said earlier in the week. "It's a process of going through this and getting the conditioning where it needs to be."
Rodgers, who also said he feels practice can be more beneficial than a preseason game, does hope to get on the field for a few plays later in the preseason.
"It's nice to get a few reps out there over the course of the four weeks," he said. "We've got some guys coming back from injury at some point with Jordy (Nelson), Jared (Abbrederis) and Ty (Montgomery). It would be good to get some reps in with those guys in a game situation."
The Packers open up their four-game preseason schedule on Friday against the Browns. Kickoff is at 7:00 p.m. with the game seen exclusively on WXOW. The Packers Pregame Show starts at 6:30 p.m.