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Aaron Rodgers to return to practice for the Jets

The future Hall of Famer suffered an Achilles injury in the season opener.

NFL: New York Jets at Las Vegas Raiders Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The Jets have announced they are opening a 21 day practice window for Aaron Rodgers who suffered a torn Achilles tendon in the team’s Week 1 game against the Buffalo Bills.

Opening the window for a player on injured reserve like Rodgers allows him to practice for the next 21 days without taking up a spot on the 53 man active roster. By the end of the 21 days, either the team will need to activate Rodgers by clearing a roster spot for him, or his season will be over.

At this point in time, it seems unlikely that Rodgers will actually see the field for any further game action this season. He is attempting to come back from a very serious in record time, and the Jets’ current situation would not make the risk worth it. This is a team that has fallen out of the Playoff race and seems unlikely to get back into the mix in the next three weeks. It also isn’t clear Rodgers will even be in condition to play by the end of these three weeks.

We will wait and see what comes from this.