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Weekly sports update Nov. 5- 11

Aaron Rodgers

Green Bay Packers quarterback and 2020-2021 NFL Most Valuable Player, Aaron Rodgers, had to miss the Packers week nine matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs due to testing positive for COVID-19.

In a press conference before the season, Rodgers was asked if he was vaccinated and responded, 

“Yes, I am immunized.”

Ian Rapoport said Rodgers was not vaccinated and violated a few of the league’s COVID-19 policies. Rodgers went on The Pat McAfee Show facing these allegations. 

“I made some comments that people might have felt were misleading and to anybody misled by those comments, I take full responsibility,” Rodgers said.

Whether or not Rodgers will be able to play in week 10 is still unsure. 

Cam Newton

After being cut by the New England Patriots, quarterback Cam Newton has agreed to terms with the Carolina Panthers. Newton was drafted first overall by the Panthers in 2011 and was released following the 2019 season. Newton led the Panthers to the 2016 Superbowl where they lost to the Denver Broncos.

The details of the contract are currently unknown.

Titans sign Peterson and Rams sign Beckham Jr.

After losing running back and NFL leading rusher Derrick Henry to injury, the Tennessee Titans signed free agent Adrian Peterson. The 35-year-old running back entered retirement following the 2020 season. He ran for 21 yards on 10 carries in his Titans debut. The Titans beat the Los Angeles Rams 28-16.

A week after being released by the Cleveland Browns, Odell Beckham Jr. has reportedly signed with the Los Angeles Rams.

NFL week nine

The Dallas Cowboys got Dak Prescott back after he missed a game due to a calf injury.  The team suffered a week nine loss to the Denver Broncos 30-16. The loss snapped a six-game win streak.

Despite injuries to quarterback Kyler Murray, wide receiver Deandre Hopkins and defensive end J.J. Watt, the Arizona Cardinals defeated the San Francisco 49ers 31-17 to improve to 8-1 for the season.

The Cleveland Browns, just days removed from releasing wide receiver Odell Beckam Jr., beat the Cincinnati Bengals 41-16. 

Although the Bengals beat the Baltimore Raven in week seven to become the top team in the AFC, they have lost two straight games to fall to 5-4.

MLB season award finalists 

Finalists for the MLB season awards were announced following the end of the 2021 season: 

American League MVP: Vladimir Guererro Jr, Shohei Ohtani, Marcus Semien

National League MVP: Bryce Harper, Juan Soto, Fernando Tatis Jr. 

American League Cy Young: Gerrit Cole, Lance Lynn, Robbie Ray

National League Cy Young: Corbin Burnes, Max Scherzer, Zack Wheeler

American League Rookie of the Year: Randy Arozarena, Wander Franco, Luis Garcia

National League Rookie of the Year: Dylan Carlson, Jonathan India,Trevor Rogers

American League Manager of the Year: Dusty Baker, Kevin Cash, Scott Servais

National League Manager of the Year: Craig Counsell, Gabe Kapler, Mike Shildt

Rookie of the Year will be announced on Nov. 15, Manager of the Year on Nov. 16, the Cy Young Award on Nov. 17 and MVP on Nov. 18.

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