Important Updates on Aaron Rodgers’ Approved Return to Jets Practice”

Aaron Rodgers is set to make a comeback to the NFL field, albeit in a limited capacity during practice sessions. Head coach Robert Saleh of the New York Jets announced on Wednesday that the team has opened a 21-day practice window for the four-time MVP quarterback, who is currently on injured reserve. Rodgers will participate in practice at the Jets’ training center in Florham Park, New Jersey, beginning Wednesday, engaging in “functional football activity.”

Saleh clarified that this practice period is primarily a part of Rodgers’ rehabilitation process rather than preparing him for immediate gameplay. He assured reporters that there are no additional risks involved, and certain activities that Rodgers has been cleared for will be allowed.

The 21-day practice window is a rule applicable to NFL players who have been sidelined for at least six weeks. During this window, the player can practice with the team for a period of 21 days. At the end of this period, the team must decide whether to add the player to the active roster. If not, the player must remain out for the rest of the season. With Rodgers’ practice window opening on Wednesday, the Jets have until December 20, which is Week 16 of the schedule, to determine whether he will play again this season. The Jets have three regular-season games remaining, and they will face the Washington Commanders in a Christmas Eve matchup during that week.

The return to the practice field marks a significant milestone in Rodgers’ recovery following a torn Achilles injury he suffered in the Jets’ Week 1 victory against the Buffalo Bills. While such an injury typically ends a player’s season, Rodgers has expressed his desire to return this season. On October 15, he made a return to MetLife Stadium, seen throwing passes without crutches prior to the Jets’ win over the Eagles. In the following weeks, he continued to progress, dropping back for passes during practice sessions.

Rodgers has not provided a specific date for his return but previously mentioned a goal of mid-December. During an appearance on “The Pat McAfee Show” on Tuesday, he stated that his health and the Jets’ playoff chances will be the determining factors in whether he returns this season.

Currently, the Jets are struggling with a 4-7 record and a four-game losing streak, with their offense facing challenges. They hold the second-worst record in the AFC, ahead of the New England Patriots.



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