Tested Positive for COVID-19, Will Miss Chiefs Game
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will be placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list this week and won’t play Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs, coach Matt LaFleur said Wednesday. LaFleur said Love will be his team’s starting quarterback Sunday afternoon, his first career start.
According to an NFL Network report, Rodgers received homeopathic treatment from his personal doctor to raise his antibody levels and asked the NFL to review his status. The NFL, NFLPA and joint doctors ruled that he was unvaccinated.
Since Rodgers is unvaccinated, he must sit a minimum of 10 days and also test negative twice with 24 hours between tests. This would put his status for the Packers’ game against the Seahawks on Nov. 14 in question as well as the Sunday game against the Chiefs. He also must be asymptomatic.
Woo Hoo, Blake Bortles on the Way to Green Bay
With both starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers and practice squad quarterback Kurt Benkert on the COVID-19 reserve list, Love is the only quarterback currently available to the Packers. But Bortles is on the way.
Good quarterbacks aren’t available at this point in the season, so Bortles is probably the best the Packers can do. Bortles spent some time with the Packers this offseason while Aaron Rodgers was refusing to participate in offseason work, so he at least has some familiarity with their offense.
The 29-year-old Bortles, who went to the Jaguars with the third overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft and has also spent time with the Rams and Broncos.
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Las Vegas Raiders WR Henry Ruggs Faces Two Felony Charges in Fatal Crash
Ruggs, 22, and his passenger were hospitalized with unspecified injuries that police said did not appear life-threatening after the Chevrolet Corvette he was driving slammed at high speed into the rear of a Toyota Rav4 on a busy thoroughfare in a residential area several miles west of the Las Vegas Strip about 3:40 a.m. Tuesday.
The Toyota burst into flames and the driver and her dog died, police said. The woman was not immediately identified.
According to Katelyn Newberg of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, prosecutor Eric Bauman said that Ruggs was traveling 156 miles per hour two seconds before the crash — and that his Corvette was going 127 mph when the airbags deployed.
Also, Ruggs’s BAC was more than twice the legal limit, and a loaded gun was found in the car.