Notebook: Fans vote for Rodgers

In other news from Friday, Packers list Wells, Woodson and Grant as probable for the Cowboys game.

Aaron Rodgers might not be as popular as Brett Favre, but he was popular enough to win the FedEx Air Player of the Week award, the NFL announced on Friday.

The Packers' quarterback, who completed 24-of-38 passes for 328 yards and three touchdowns in Green Bay's 48-25 win over Detroit last week, beat out Denver's Jay Cutler and Arizona's Kurt Warner on an online vote at

Raiders running back Darren McFadden won the FedEx Ground award.

FedEx is making a $1,000 donation in the winning players' names to the Safe Kids USA coalitions in Green Bay and Oakland to support pedestrian safety efforts.

Wells upgraded to probable

Center Scott Wells, limited to part of one preseason game this year with back problems, is listed as probable on Friday's injury report. That means, in NFL lingo, there is a "virtual certainty" he'll be available for Sunday's game against Dallas.

The question is, will Wells get thrown into the starting lineup?

"One of the options, clearly," coach Mike McCarthy said. "It's something we've talked about all week as a staff, and we just said we'll talk Friday after we watch the film. So, it's either start him or he'll be the backup."

If Wells starts, fill-in center Jason Spitz will move to right guard in place of Tony Moll.

More injury updates

As expected, cornerback Charles Woodson was held out of practice, though he's listed as probable.

Halfback Ryan Grant, fullback Korey Hall and tight end Tory Humphrey, all of whom were held out of practice on Wednesday and Thursday, practiced on Friday.

"Looked good," McCarthy said of Grant. "He did. He looked good. I thought he had more bounce in his step. I thought he looked better this week than last week."

Of the three, Hall did the least at practice during the time reporters were allowed to watch. Hall was a spectator during ball-security drills that the rest of the skill-position players ran through.

Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila was held out of practice as he battles a cranky knee, though McCarthy called it being "proactive."

Rouse in, Bigby out

As McCarthy hinted throughout the week, safety Atari Bigby will not play because of a hamstring injury sustained last week at Detroit. In his place will be Aaron Rouse, who intercepted two passes in three starts in place of Nick Collins last season as a rookie.

"The big thing for young players is to get those quality reps, whether it's during the week and ultimately in the game," McCarthy said. "With his ability to get the first-unit reps this week, that in itself will really help him. The one thing about Aaron is he's been very productive with the opportunities he's had, so we have full confidence in him."

McCarthy said an ankle injury that plagued Rouse last season has healed.

Packers injury report

Out: Safety Bigby (hamstring; did not participate).

Questionable (50 percent chance player will participate): Fullback Korey Hall (knee; limited participation); tight end Tory Humphrey (knee; limited participation); receiver Ruvell Martin (finger; full participation); guard Josh Sitton (knee; full participation).

Probable (virtual certainty player will participate): Tackle Chad Clifton (knees; full participation); defensive end Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila (knee; did not participate); running back Ryan Grant (hamstring; full participation); center Scott Wells (back; full participation); cornerback Charles Woodson (toe; did not participate).

Cowboys injury report

Out: Fullback Deon Anderson (knee; did not participate); linebacker Anthony Spencer (knee; did not participate); safety Roy Williams (forearm; did not participate).

Questionable: Receiver Sam Hurd (ankle; full participation).

Probable: Receiver Miles Austin (knee; full participation); guard Kyle Kosier (foot; full participation); cornerback Terence Newman (groin; full participation); receiver Isaiah Stanbeck (shoulder; full participation); tight end Jason Witten (shoulder; full participation).

Extra points

— Rodgers was intercepted by defensive tackle Johnny Jolly on a middle screen.

— The Cowboys' Kosier, out since sustaining a sprain and hairline fracture of his left foot on Aug. 22, might start at left guard.

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