Dark Mode
  • Thursday, 29 February 2024
Jets sign another player connected to Aaron Rodgers as trade remains in works with Packers

Jets sign another player connected to Aaron Rodgers as trade remains in works with Packers

The New York Jets have signed tight end, Marcedes Lewis, who has connections to Green Bay Packers quarterback, Aaron Rodgers. The signing comes amidst ongoing trade discussions between the Packers and Jets regarding a potential deal that would send Rodgers to New York.

Lewis, who played with Rodgers in Green Bay from 2018-2020, is expected to provide depth at the tight end position for the Jets. The signing follows the Jets' recent acquisition of wide receiver, Randall Cobb, who also has connections to Rodgers, having played with him in Green Bay from 2011-2018.

Despite the Jets' recent signings, a trade for Rodgers remains uncertain. The Packers have publicly stated that they have no intention of trading their star quarterback, who has been the subject of trade rumors since expressing his dissatisfaction with the team's management in the offseason.

In other sports news, the NCAA has announced new guidelines for the name, image, and likeness (NIL) of college athletes. The guidelines, which were released on Wednesday, allow college athletes to profit from their NIL without jeopardizing their eligibility for collegiate sports.

Under the new guidelines, college athletes can receive compensation for endorsements, appearances, and other opportunities related to their NIL. However, the NCAA has stated that student-athletes cannot be paid for their participation in collegiate sports, and any payments must be made by third-party organizations or individuals.

The guidelines come in response to mounting pressure from college athletes and lawmakers, who have been advocating for the rights of student-athletes to profit from their NIL. The NCAA had previously prohibited college athletes from receiving any compensation related to their NIL, but the new guidelines mark a significant shift in policy.

Meanwhile, the United States has announced new sanctions against Russia in response to the country's alleged interference in the 2020 US presidential election. The sanctions target Russian individuals and entities involved in the country's cyber operations, as well as those involved in the occupation of Crimea.

The sanctions come amidst rising tensions between the US and Russia, and mark the Biden administration's first significant action against Russia since taking office in January. The US has also expressed concerns over Russia's recent military buildup near the border with Ukraine, and has called on Russia to de-escalate tensions in the region.

Finally, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended a pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, following reports of blood clots in a small number of recipients. The CDC and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a joint statement on Tuesday, recommending the pause out of an abundance of caution.

The Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which requires only one dose, has been administered to over 6.8 million Americans. The reports of blood clots, which occurred in six women between the ages of 18 and 48, have led to concerns about the safety of the vaccine.

The CDC and FDA have stated that the pause is expected to last for a few days, and that they will review the data and determine the appropriate course of action. The agencies have also stressed that the reported cases of blood clots are extremely rare, and that the benefits of the vaccine continue to outweigh the risks

The New York Jets have signed tight end, Marcedes Lewis, who has connections to Green Bay Packers quarterback, Aaron Rodgers. The signing comes amidst ongoing trade discussions between the Packers and Jets regarding a potential deal that would send Rodgers to New York.

Comment / Reply From