Aaron Rodgers practiced Monday after sitting out the Packers' second preseason game in Baltimore and being sidelined during practice Sunday because of back tightness.

But the verdict is still out on whether the two-time MVP will make his preseason debut Thursday night against the Raiders in Canada.

Green Bay General Manager Brian Gutekunst said the plan is for Rodgers to play. Coach Matt LaFleur said he's still undecided, and Rodgers said after practice that nothing he'll see against Oakland in Winnipeg will be better or more valuable than what he sees every day in practice.

"The practices are so much more important than the preseason," he said. "The looks that we see on a day like today are invaluable reps. It's an attacking defense, it's different fronts, it's different pressures. Oakland does some different things over the last couple preseasons that stress you at times protection-wise, so it's not as vanilla as you might see in the preseason.

"But the best reps I'm going to see all summer are in practice. If coach wants us to play, we'll play and go out and compete. If not, I feel pretty good about where we're at."


•The Patriots have placed receiver Josh Gordon on the non-football injury list while he gets back into shape following his suspension. Gordon was suspended indefinitely in December for violations of the league's substance abuse policy. He had also been suspended in 2012, and he missed the entire 2015 and '16 seasons.

•Star receiver Antonio Brown returned to training camp with the Raiders on Monday, a day after being given an ultimatum by general manager Mike Mayock to be "all in or all out." Brown took part in meetings in Napa before the team broke camp.