Aaron Rodgers hasn't been cleared to play by medical personnel, but he's clearly making progress this week.
Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy confirmed Thursday that Rodgers "did a little more" than at Wednesday's practice, where he was also a limited participant. The Green Bay Press-Gazette noted that Rodgers was in pads Thursday and did all the individual drills.
Rodgers reportedly was throwing the ball and moving well. He will be evaluated again Friday. McCarthy was asked if Rodgers had a chance to play, and he left the door open.
"He's a limited practice member," McCarthy responded.
For the first time since Rodgers has started practicing, there is room for guarded optimism from Packers fans. Matt Flynn still might be the favorite to start under center Sunday against Dallas, but it sounds like Rodgers has a chance to suit up.