Dec 17 (The Sports Xchange) - Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers plans to practice Wednesday, and he said he feels closer to being ready to return after missing the last six games.
However, he didn't sound optimistic his next scan this week will reveal significant changes to the status of his injured collarbone.
Rodgers has been sidelined since suffering a fractured collarbone on his non-throwing left side early in the Nov. 4 loss to the Chicago Bears.
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said that Pittsburgh will worry about Aaron Rodgers when the Green Bay Packers decide the quarterback's status for Sunday game.
"We are not going to worry about (Rodgers) until we find out for sure," Tomlin said, adding that practices will focus on scheme, not one quarterback or the other.
Cincinnati Bengals punter Kevin Huber will have surgery Friday to repair his broken jaw, the team announced.
Huber, who was placed on injured reserve, sustained a broken jaw and cracked vertebrae when popped by Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Terence Garvin during a first-quarter punt return in Sunday night's 30-20 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Jacksonville Jaguars placed wide receiver Cecil Shorts and guard Will Rackley on injured reserve.
Shorts, who leads the Jaguars with 66 catches for 777 yards, battled a groin injury for much of the season. Rackley missed two games earlier this year with a concussion.
The Denver Broncos signed free agent defensive end Jeremy Mincey, who was released by the Jacksonville Jaguars last week for being late to a team meeting.
Mincey is expected to be on the practice field Wednesday.
Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley has been ruled out to play Sunday against the Green Bay Packers because of an injured right calf.
Woodley also could also miss the regular-season final against the Cleveland Browns.