Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers was limited in practice because of a right shoulder injury Wednesday.

Coach Mike McCarthy said before practice that Rodgers was "banged up." Rodgers agreed with that assessment, though he said he was not concerned about his availability for Sunday's crucial game at Minnesota.

McCarthy has said that Rodgers has been hit too much over the past three games. Two offensive line starters sat out on Wednesday.

Rodgers has been sacked 22 times, with half of those sacks in the past three games.

Romo still not active

Tony Romo has yet to be activated from short-term injured reserve. And he wasn't seen on the practice field. But the Cowboys quarterback is preparing to play against Miami this Sunday.

It will be Romo's first game since he fractured his left collarbone in Week 2. Since Romo's injury, the Cowboys haven't won.

Flutie's parents die

Former NFL quarterback Doug Flutie says both of his parents died within an hour of each other.

Flutie said that his father, Dick, died of a heart attack in a hospital in Florida, where the family moved years ago.

He said that less than an hour later, his mother, Joan, also suffered a heart attack and died.

Flutie wrote: "They say you can die of a broken heart and I believe it." Hecalled them "incredible parents and grandparents" who had been married for 56 years and were always there for their children.


•Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford didn't practice because he still hasn't completed the concussion protocol.

•Houston QB Brian Hoyer missed practice because of a concussion and is questionable for Sunday's game.

•Redskins running back Silas Redd was suspended four games without pay while on injured reserve for violating the NFL's policy for substances of abuse.