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Rodgers said the team will try to honor the Philbin family by preparing “the way we’re supposed to.”

“If he’s not in this week, which nobody is expecting him to be in here, we want to make sure him and his wife and the family can have their time to go through their mourning and dealing with this knowing that we’re supporting him, praying for him,” he said. “I’ve talked to him. What do you say to someone that lost their son in a tragic way like this? At 21, there are no words that I can say to comfort him.

“(I) just wanted him to know how much I care about him and Diane and the family and that I’m praying for him, but I think once we get in here on Wednesday it’s going to be about beating the Giants and making sure we’re doing everything to be ready to play our best game.”