The Green Bay Packers will start the preseason without their Big Three on offense, as quarterback Aaron Rodgers, running back Eddie Lacy and wide receiver Jordy Nelson will be held out of Saturday night’s game against the Tennessee Titans at LP Field.
According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, this is the first time coach Mike McCarthy has held Rodgers out of a preseason opener.
Instead, Flynn will get some time with the first-team offense, which might be part of the rationale behind sitting Rodgers.
No defensive starters are being held out, however.
Seven players did not make the trip to Nashville, including safeties Tanner Miller (ankle) and Morgan Burnett (oblique), tight end Colt Lyerla (knee), tackle Don Barclay (knee), wide receiver Jared Abbrederis (knee), nose tackle Letroy Guion (hamstring/on non-football injury list) and defensive end Jerel Worthy (back/on physically unable to perform list).
Rookie wide receiver Jeff Janis, who had shingles, and running back Michael Hill, who missed time with a concussion, did not practice much this week, but neither has been ruled out for the game.
According to CBSSports.com, the Titans have said four players will be inactive for Saturday night, including linebacker David Gilbert and defensive linemen Marcus Dixon, Antonio Johnson and Mike Martin.