Packers rule Rodgers out for Pats, Flynn to start

Published Dec. 18, 2010 11:55 a.m. EST

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has not received medical clearance after sustaining his second concussion of the season and has been ruled out for Sunday night's game at New England.

Matt Flynn will make his first career start for the Packers. Flynn was taken by the team in the seventh round of the 2008 draft.

The team also has signed quarterback Graham Harrell from its practice squad and placed safety Anthony Smith on injured reserve.

Rodgers sustained a concussion in last Sunday's loss at Detroit, his second concussion of the season. He did not practice with the team this week.

Updated December, 18, 2010