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94.1 percent of NFL players are vaccinated

The NFL’s low COVID-19 postivity rate shows vaccinations and protocols are working, the league’s chief medical officer said Tuesday. Dr. Allen Sills said the league’s COVID-19 positivity rate is between .04 and .06 percent, Barry Wilner of the Associated Press reports. The league has conducted nearly 100,000 COVID-19 tests, an average of 1,200 a day. [more]

Jerry Gray to call defense for Packers with Joe Barry out with COVID-19

Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur said Tuesday that defensive passing game coordinator Jerry Gray will take over the play-calling duties on defense Thursday night against the Arizona Cardinals, via Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com. Defensive coordinator Joe Barry is out for this week’s game after testing positive for COVID-19. Gray has been a defensive [more]

Report: Allen Lazard on COVID list as close contact, out for Thursday

Allen Lazard joined fellow Packers wideout Davante Adams on the COVID-19 reserve list on Tuesday and he reportedly won’t have a chance to come off the list before Thursday’s game against the Cardinals. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Lazard went on the list as an unvaccinated close contact of someone who tested positive. [more]

Packers list Preston Smith, Kevin King as limited again

The Packers had a walkthrough on Tuesday, which left them to estimate practice participation levels for their players for the second straight day. Their estimates remained the same as they were on Monday. Edge rusher Preston Smith (oblique), cornerback Kevin King (shoulder, back), defensive lineman Kenny Clark (ankle), and defensive lineman Dean Lowry (ankle) were [more]

DeAndre Hopkins, J.J. Watt listed as non-participants in practice again on Tuesday

The Cardinals’ Tuesday post-practice injury report looks a lot like the estimated one they handed in on Monday. Monday’s report said that neither wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (hamstring) nor defensive end J.J. Watt (shoulder) would have taken part in practice. Both players were listed as non-participants on Tuesday as well. There’s been no word of [more]

Packers place Allen Lazard on COVID-19 reserve list

The Packers placed another wide receiver on the COVID-19 reserve list on Tuesday. Allen Lazard is the new addition to the list. He was added a day after the team placed Davante Adams on the list. Defensive coordinator Joe Barry is also away from the team due to COVID protocols. If Lazard is vaccinated and [more]

Aaron Rodgers: We’ve found a way to win without Davante Adams in the past

The Packers placed wide receiver Davante Adams on the COVID-19 reserve list on Monday, which puts them on track to play without quarterback Aaron Rodgers‘ top target against the Cardinals on Thursday. Rodgers held his weekly press conference on Tuesday and said there was a “shock factor” when he heard the news about Adams. He [more]

Kevin King, Preston Smith listed as limited practice participants

The biggest news on the health front for the Packers on Monday was wide receiver Davante Adams going on the COVID-19 reserve list, but the team also issued its first injury report ahead of Thursday’s game against the Cardinals. Cornerback Kevin King (shoulder, back) and linebacker Preston Smith (oblique) were both listed as limited participants, [more]

DeAndre Hopkins, J.J. Watt wouldn’t have practiced Monday; Kyler Murray listed as full participant

The Cardinals issued an estimated injury report on Monday that included players like wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, defensive end J.J. Watt, and quarterback Kyler Murray. Hopkins and Watt would not have practiced a day after helping the team to a 31-5 win over the Texans. Hopkins is listed with a hamstring injury while a shoulder [more]

Cardinals activate Chandler Jones, Zach Allen from COVID reserve list

The Packers put wide receiver Davante Adams on the COVID-19 reserve list on Monday and their opponents on Thursday night have gotten a couple of players back from that list. The Cardinals announced that they have activated edge rusher Chandler Jones and defensive tackle Zach Allen from the list. Jones cleared COVID protocols over the [more]

Packers put Davante Adams on COVID-19 reserve list

Packers wide receiver Davante Adams has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Adams has indicated that he is fully vaccinated. That would suggest he had a breakthrough infection and tested positive today. Under NFL rules, fully vaccinated players can return as soon as they submit two negative tests at least 24 hours apart, which would [more]

Packers defensive coordinator Joe Barry tests positive for COVID-19

The Packers will be without their defensive coordinator in Thursday night’s big showdown with the Cardinals. Green Bay defensive coordinator Joe Barry has tested positive for COVID-19, according to NFL Network. That means Barry will be in isolation at least through Thursday night’s game, although he will still take part in virtual game planning. The [more]

Zach Ertz: We have a lot of talent, I’ve never seen so much green grass in the middle of the field

Tight end Zach Ertz had a memorable debut with the Cardinals on Sunday. Ertz caught a 47-yard touchdown from Kyler Murray in the 31-5 win and that made him the first player in NFL history to catch touchdowns for two different teams in back-to-back weeks. Ertz scored for the Eagles on Thursday night in Week [more]

Kliff Kingsbury felt a “little disconnected” in return to Cardinals sideline

Kliff Kingsbury learned early on Sunday morning that he had the second negative COVID-19 test he needed to be allowed to coach the Cardinals in Sunday’s game against the Texans and he was on the sideline for the 31-5 win that moved his team to 7-0 on the season. It was hardly business as usual [more]

Kyler Murray insists he is OK after taking some big hits Sunday

Kyler Murray knows how to protect himself, rarely taking many big hits. The Texans, though, got some shots in on the quarterback, giving the Cardinals a scare early in the game. Murray was sacked four times and hit five other times in the pocket. In addition, he took a vicious blow from Maliek Collins, who [more]

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