That’s too much time for Rodgers, who took advantage. He kept Green Bay’s last drive alive with an 18-yard scramble.
Rodgers capped that off with a 12-yard dime to Adams. Adams was back on the field after taking a brutal hit from Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan last week that landed Adams in the hospital with a concussion.
Benjamin has worked on the sideline periodically the past few weeks of practice to strengthen the left knee that he tweaked in a 34-13 loss to New Orleans in Week 3.
Benjamin went down awkwardly in the second quarter when tackled from behind after a short catch over the middle. On the play, the left knee that suffered a season-ending ACL tear during the 2015 training camp twisted under the defender. Benjamin sat out the remainder of the game.
An MRI showed no structural damage, and Benjamin has played the past three games. He had nine catches for 99 yards in last Thursday’s loss to Philadelphia. He ranks third on the team in receptions with 26 catches for 371 yards and a touchdown.
But Wednesday was the first time Benjamin left practice.
Meanwhile, middle linebacker Luke Kuechly remains in the concussion protocol for the third time in three years. His status for Sunday’s game at Chicago remains uncertain.
He rode a stationary bike during the media portion of Wednesday’s practice.
It’s difficult to trust Vaccaro after years of vacillating between superstar and scrub, but if he can be anything close to this impactful the rest of the way, he’s going to have a big contract year.