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Report: Aaron Rodgers planning to return to practice Dec. 2

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New York Jets fans keep getting encouraging news regarding Aaron Rodgers.

The four-time NFL MVP has been telling the Jets that he'd like to start practicing again as early as Dec. 2, reports Jay Glazer of Fox Sports.

Rodgers - who tore his left Achilles tendon Sept. 11 during his New York debut - recently sent the Jets a video of him working out that "blew their mind," according to Glazer. The 39-year-old is reportedly re-joining the club this week and will try to play next month if the team is still in playoff contention.

New York announced in September that Rodgers was expected to miss the remainder of the season. However, the veteran signal-caller has repeatedly said his main goal was to still return this campaign. He initially didn't rule out potentially playing in the postseason if the Jets were in it, but Rodgers recently said he's been pushing to be back mid-December.

The most likely date for a potential Rodgers return is Week 16 against the Washington Commanders on Dec. 24, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Rodgers has been throwing with his teammates during most of the Jets' pregame warmups and was recently seen walking without crutches or limping before a game.

New York enters its Week 11 matchup versus the Buffalo Bills with a 4-5 record. The Jets boast a premier defense but have struggled offensively with Zach Wilson under center.

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