QB Rodgers, RB Williams will play for Packers

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) drops back to pass against the Chicago Bears during the first quarter at Soldier Field.Photo: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Rodgers will start against the Jets on Sunday.

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers practiced all week despite knee and groin injuries, but the Green Bay Packers did not list him on the injury report on Friday and said he will start against the New York Jets on Sunday.

There was speculation that the Packers (5-8-1), with nothing to play for but pride, might hold their franchise quarterback out of the last two games of the season.

This is the first week Rodgers has not appeared on the Friday injury list since the opening week of the season.

Running back Jamaal Williams was limited in practice on Wednesday and Thursday because of a toe injury, but practiced on Friday without limitation and removed from the injury report.

Williams took over as the starting running back after Aaron Jones was placed on the Injured Reserve List because of a torn MCL, and had 97 yards total yards and a touchdown in the Packers’ loss to the Chicago Bears last Sunday.

Right tackle Brian Bulaga is returning after missing the last two games because of a torn MCL, but the Packers ruled out defensive lineman Kenny Clark (elbow) and cornerback Will Redmond (shoulder). They list wide receiver Randall Cobb (concussion) and tackle Jason Spriggs (concussion) as doubtful, and wide receiver Jake Kumerow (hand) is questionable.

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