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Rodgers in pads and Williams fined

(WNFL) - Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers practiced in pads yesterday for the first time since he broke his left collarbone four-and-a-half weeks ago.  However, he only took part in the individual drills, as Matt Flynn took most of the snaps during the team drills.  Reports indicate that Flynn will start on Sunday when the Packers host Atlanta.  Coach Mike McCarthy has already said that Rodgers won't get a fresh medical scan before Sunday to check out his collarbone.  Rodgers has improved his throwing, but the biggest concern is whether he can take the hits to the place where his injury occurred.  Also, defensive end Ryan Pickett was added to the injury report with a knee problem.  Offensive tackle David Bakhtiari was ill yesterday.  Both are expected to play against the Falcons. 


Meanwhile, ticket prices on the secondary market for Sunday's game have dropped below face-value -- the first time that's happened at Lambeau since 2009.  The online search engine Seat-Geek says a 74-dollar end zone ticket can be had for as little as 37-dollars.  Seat-Geek said the average resale price of Packer tickets has dropped 38-percent since Rodgers got hurt.

Packers' corner Tramon Williams has been fined just over 26-thousand dollars for shoving official Dino Paganelli during last Thursday's loss at Detroit.  N-F-L Network says it's a standard fine for bumping an official, and Williams will appeal it.  He said he thought he was shoving a Detroit Lions' player, and he pushed one of his arms onto the official's back by accident.  Williams has previous called it a "total misunderstanding."