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Sources say Rodgers plans to play for the Packers

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Regional Sports Published 07/26/2021 4:25PM, Last Updated 07/26/2021 9:49PM
Green Bay - Green Bay Packers president/CEO Mark Murphy remains hopeful quarterback Aaron Rodgers the three-time MVP will play for them this season, but says he doesn't know whether Rodgers will arrive for the start of training camp.

"We've been in constant communication," Murphy said Monday after the NFL's only publicly owned team held its annual shareholders meeting. "It's been obviously months. I'm hopeful that we can have it all resolved."

Murphy's comments followed an NFL Network report that Rodgers has indicated to people close to him he does plan to play for the Packers this season. ESPN later reported that Rodgers and the Packers were close to an agreement that would include voiding the 2023 season from his contract.

Rodgers' agent, David Dunn, didn't respond to a message seeking comment.

The Packers hold their first training camp workout Wednesday. Murphy said there's no scenario under which the Packers would trade Rodgers.

Rodgers didn't participate in organized team activities this spring – a change from his usual off-season routine – and skipped the Packers' mandatory minicamp. Under the NFL's collective bargaining agreement, Rodgers would be subject to a $50,000 fine for each day he holds out during training camp.

Rodgers' future with the Packers has been arguably the NFL's biggest off-season story since ESPN reported i n the hours leading up to the draft that the reigning MVP didn't want to return to Green Bay.
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