While saying Aaron Rodgers feels ready to play, Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy it was tough to break the news to him that he wouldn't be taking snaps Sunday at Dallas.

"Hey, it's not the easiest thing to sit there and tell your franchise quarterback he can't play in the game when he wants to play in the game," McCarthy said after practice Friday. "This is clearly a decision that's made in the best interest of Aaron Rodgers."

Rodgers has been sidelined since he broke his collarbone early in Green Bay's loss to the Chicago Bears on Nov. 4.

Rodgers practiced on a limited basis this week and even took some reps with the first-string offense in team drills Wednesday and Thursday. This will be the sixth straight game Rodgers misses.

"He's very disappointed. He's frustrated," McCarthy said of Rodgers.

Vikings: Running back Adrian Peterson returned to practice with a sprained right foot, but his status for Sunday's game against Philadelphia is questionable.

Jaguars: Jacksonville released veteran defensive end Jeremy Mincey after he was late for another meeting. Mincey was inactive for two games and fined last month after showing up late.

Jets: New York placed wide receiver Stephen Hill on injured reserve with an ailing left knee that has swelled during the last few weeks.

Broncos: Rookie cornerback Kayvon Webster, who fractured his right thumb in Denver's 27-20 loss to San Diego on Thursday night, was scheduled for surgery.


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