NO DATE (AP) – Aaron Rodgers says he won’t be dragging any offseason decisions regarding his future with the Green Bay Packers and hasn’t ruled out retirement. The 38-year-old quarterback said he would try to make a decision soon after speaking to his loved ones as well as team officials such as CEO / Chairman Mark Murphy, GM Brian Gutekunst and Executive Vice President / Director of Football Operations Russ Ball. . Rodgers ignored the activities of the Packers’ organized squad and the mandatory minicamp in a stalemate with team management during the last offseason before finally showing up to training camp.
MADISON, Wisconsin (AP) – Steven Crowl recorded a career-high 21 points and nine rebounds, and the Wisconsin No.24 struggled to fend off Illinois State, winning 89-85 in his first game after a two week hiatus due to COVID -19. Johnny Davis, the Badgers’ leading scorer, had 20 points on 6 shots on 23 and 11 rebounds. Second-leading scorer Brad Davison was limited to seven points on a 1-in-9 shot. Illinois State retaliated to a 19-point deficit early in the second half and went 81-80 on Antonio Reeves’ 3 points 2 minutes from the end. But the Redbirds couldn’t take the lead. Reeves led Illinois State with 23 points but fouled late.
NO DATE (AP) – NFL coaches are taking precautions beyond the league’s COVID-19 protocols to ensure players are available for games. Several teams separate shifts, hold virtual meetings and do whatever it takes to prevent outbreaks of the virus. Green Bay, Washington, Baltimore, Chicago and New Orleans have played without starting quarterbacks due to COVID-19. Other key players have also missed important games in recent weeks. The league and the NFL Players Association revised protocols on Tuesday, reducing the isolation time for players who tested positive for COVID-19 and asymptomatic, including unvaccinated players, to five days instead of 10.
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