May 29, 2022

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‘Great learning experience’ for all Packers…

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“Because what he did, and the hits he took, and for him not to panic, not to flinch … it can get frustrating when you go time and time again and you have no points to show for it,” LaFleur said. “I didn’t feel him get down at all.

“The moment wasn’t too big for him. I thought he showed a great resiliency, and that’s stuff that you can’t coach. Now, we can coach a lot of the other things.”

Love will get another full slate of practice reps with the starting offense this week as Aaron Rodgers waits to be reinstated from the reserve/COVID-19 list. Rodgers is first eligible to be activated on Saturday, and LaFleur said he will start on Sunday vs. Seattle if he’s medically cleared.

The coaches’ approach will be to work on the game plan with Rodgers via Zoom and have him in all the offensive meetings virtually. Come Sunday, Rodgers would be starting a game without having practiced for two full weeks, but LaFleur has revealed no hesitation in proceeding this way, as strange as it is.

“He’s a big part of our process in terms of how we game plan, and that won’t change this week,” LaFleur said. “The communication will be crystal clear. We’ll make sure he’s involved in everything we do.”

Injury update: LaFleur said he expects All-Pro left tackle David Bakhtiari to be activated from the physically unable to perform list (PUP) by Wednesday’s deadline, but he gave no indication whether Bakhtiari would play Sunday or when he’d be ready.

Also, the injuries on defense from the Kansas City trip to rookie cornerback Eric Stokes (knee) and Pro Bowl defensive lineman Kenny Clark (back) are not considered long-term issues at this point, but the players’ availability for this week is uncertain.