GREEN BAY, Erase. — Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was removed from the Reserve/COVID-19 roster on Saturday and can play in Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks.
Rodgers remained asymptomatic of COVID-19 and was delisted after he complied with NFL/NFLPA return-to-play protocols.
Rodgers concluded that his 10-day quarantine is required for unvaccinated players who test positive for the virus.
Cornerback Isaac Yiadom was also activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list on Saturday. Linebacker La’Darius Hamilton was waived in a corresponding move.
Packers coach Matt LaFleur said on Friday that Rodgers attended all meetings completely virtually this week.
“It’s going great,” LaFleur said this week of preparing for Sunday. “Communication has been there. He’s been to every meeting. He’s engaged. So it’s just that he’s not on the field with his guys. That’s the dynamic you never know. But we’re lucky to have a man Having a ton of reps under his belt has played a ton of ball so we’re pretty sure if he checks out well he can go out and play at a high level.”
Rodgers was not allowed to return to the team facility until Saturday, but indicated that he was training alone. During his weekly appearance on “The Pat McAfee Show,” he said on Tuesday that he would step up his fitness on his own over the course of the week and said he believed there was only a “little possibility” that he wouldn’t play Sunday.
“I just believe there is a health threshold that I have to take.” [clear] in terms of exercise and sweating and getting in, making sure my body, especially heart, is okay with physical exertion,” Rodgers said.
Recipient Davante Adams, who returned last week after his positive COVID-19 test, said he noticed a difference in his stamina in his first game against the Chiefs on Sunday.
“I don’t know how it will affect Aaron or the quarterback position; it’s a lot of different moves,” Adams said. “But I was definitely a bit more burdened in the game than I normally would be. It kind of felt like Week 1 all over again.
“Wasn’t anything crazy, and I don’t think it was the COVID that did it. It was more like I stood still, didn’t move for 10 days, which doesn’t seem crazy, but if you move every day and if you get the conditioning that we get as wideouts, you will definitely notice a difference.”
The Packers lost 13-7 to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday in Jordan Love’s first NFL start.
LaFleur prepped Love like he would start over this week in case there were any problems with Rodgers’ return.
When asked Friday if he expected Rodgers to start, LaFleur said: “Yeah, but you know, a lot of things [can] to happen. So just like we said to Jordan, ‘You have to be ready to go.’ And if that’s the route we’re going, he’s ready.”