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Cole Beasley, Gabriel Davis, and Star Lotulelei of the Buffalo Bills have been placed in quarantine after being considered close contacts.

NEW YORK’S BUFFALO
— Wide receivers Cole Beasley and Gabriel Davis of the Buffalo Bills will miss the next five days of practice after being identified as close contacts of a team trainer who tested positive for COVID-19, according to a league source.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, defensive tackle Star Lotulelei is also under quarantine.
After testing negative for the virus on Tuesday morning, all three players are required to skip practice per to the NFL’s COVID-19 policy.
According to Schefter, the trainer is completely vaccinated.
The news of Beasley and Davis being quarantined was first reported by the New York Daily News.
The NFL’s policy, which severely restricts unvaccinated athletes while allowing vaccinated players to return to near-normalcy, drew criticism from Beasley in June, when he tweeted that he was not vaccinated and would “enjoy my one life like I want.”
If they are close contacts with someone who tests positive for COVID-19, unvaccinated players must stay away from the team for five days; vaccinated players do not have to quarantine if they are close contacts with someone who tests positive for COVID-19.
Unvaccinated players are needed to be checked everyday under the policy controlling preseason and training camp, whereas vaccinated players are only required to be tested every two weeks, according to Beasley.
“It’s self-evident that if a vaxxed or unvaxxed athlete is tested less frequently, the chances of being removed for COVID diminish drastically,” Beasley said.
“In terms of player safety, I’ll just say that we all want to be safe,” Beasley said. Beasley was the Bills’ second-leading receiver in 2020, with 967 yards on 82 catches, both career highs.
During his rookie season last year, Davis had the second-most receiving touchdowns on the team with seven.

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NFL Trade Rumors: 5 Trades to Consider After Week One of the NFL Preseason

In 2021, every NFL team has played at least one preseason game, giving fans their first look at their rosters in a live game.
Some teams have had significant players go down with injuries (Neville Gallimore and Anthony Miller), while others already know who will not be on the final roster (Tim Tebow, N’Keal Harry, and Zach Gentry).
After looking at the first week of the NFL preseason, there are already a few deals that could happen, and we’ll look at five of them in this piece.
#1 – Mason Rudolph of the Pittsburgh Steelers to the Tennessee Titans This is a BEAUTIFUL by Mason Rudolph and Diontae Johnson pic.twitter.com/xJPb8QJS05 — Pro Football Network (@PFN365) August 13, 2021 Former AAF starter Logan Woodside did well in the Tennessee Titans’ first NFL preseason game, but it’s still too early to call him the greatest QB2.
Ryan Tannehill is 33 years old, and it’s unknown how long he’ll continue to play or start in the NFL.
Through two games, Mason Rudolph has looked good as a backup, but Dwayne Haskins has the upper hand.
Rudolph could be the second-best quarterback on the Titans’ roster, and he has the potential to be a future interim starter until the front office finds their next franchise quarterback.
#2 – N’Keal Harry of the New England Patriots has been traded to the Chicago Bears.
This year, Nkeal Harry is having a hec of a Training Camp!
#patriots #gopats #nkealharry pic.twitter.com/D8AYe3ngEr — New England Patriots (@Pat_Status) August 8, 2021 N’Keal Harry has had a fantastic training camp since announcing his desire to leave the Patriots.
Nevertheless, it did not carry over to his performance in his first NFL preseason game in 2021, where he only had one catch in 36 snaps.
The New England Patriots appear to have little faith in him in a live game, regardless of how well he’s performed in camp.
Together with Darnell Mooney and Allen Robinson, the Chicago Bears have the genuine deal in QB Justin Fields, and can combine N’Keal Harry with another quick WR.
N’Keal Harry’s chances of turning his fortunes around by the end of the NFL preseason are slim.
#3 – Chicago Bears DT Akiem Hicks to Dallas Cowboys Chicago Bears v Green Bay Packers Akiem Hicks wants to retire with the Chicago Bears, but the team may not be prepared to provide him a new contract deal at $9 million or more per year.
After losing 2nd-year defensive tackle Neville Gallimore for up to 8 weeks in their first NFL preseason game, the Dallas Cowboys could use a veteran to step in.
Hicks might be a good starter for a portion of the season, play for a legitimate contender, and even sign a new contract to stick on as a backup or rotational player.
#4 – New England Patriots LB Jahlani Tavai to Detroit Lions #FFIDP Jahlani Tavai takes on guard’s block and almost bounces off him…makes tackle.
Expect the New England Patriots to pursue Jahlani Tavai, whether through trade or waivers. pic.twitter.com/2Kxb8TXz2U — Mike Woellert (@Mike_Woellert) August 18, 2019
When Matt Patricia was the head coach, he chose him in the second round of the 2019 draft, and now he’s back as the defensive coordinator for the Patriots.
During his tenure in Detroit, he was unable to unlock Tavai’s potential, but he could continue his work by bringing his prospect to him.
With Terez Hall and Cameron McGrone both missing the duration of the NFL preseason, the Patriots are in need of a LB.
#5 – Pittsburgh Steelers TE Zach Gentry to Jacksonville Jaguars Zach Gentry talks with @missi_matthews on the role tight ends will play in Coach Canada’s offense, his offseason regimen, and [email protected] | Full : https://t.co/mtNfqIJGWc pic.twitter.com/Uw2hK1lLwb — Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) August 12, 2021
He also failed to make a single catch throughout the contest.
Zach Gentry is set to be released by Pittsburgh at some point, and he might provide the Jaguars with a capable tight end.
Prem Deshpande edited the piece.

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Should you invest in a Clyde Edwards-Helaire post-hype breakthrough in your fantasy football draft?

Clyde Edwards-Helaire was regarded as one of the best running back prospects for the 2020 NFL Draft.
The question was whether the LSU standout’s skillset would transition to the NFL in a three-down role, or if he’d need the ideal landing site.
When the Kansas City Chiefs picked Edwards-Helaire with the 32nd overall choice in the first round, it gave the entire football world cause to believe.
The 5-foot-7, 207-pound rushing back might have made an impact in the NFL regardless of where he landed, but the Chiefs were seen as the best-case scenario by many because of their high-powered offense and head coach Andy Reid’s track record with running backs.
After teammate Damien Williams opted out of the 2020 season, Edwards-Helaire’s stock skyrocketed, giving the rookie a clear road to three-down work.

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Preseason WR watch list for the 2022 NFL Draft includes Chris Olave, Garrett Wilson, and Treylon Burks.

In recent years, the NFL has seen an exciting surge of wide receiver talent, with 11 first-round picks at the position in the last two drafts.
Last summer, we predicted that LSU’s JaMarr Chase would be a top-10 draft choice.
At this point in the process, there is no receiving prospect in the NFL Draft class of 2022 who is regarded a top 20 lock, but there is plenty of buzz around the league about the group’s potential talent.
Even if this year’s receiving class falls short of the previous two, the position will still be a strength in the 2022 draft.
Without the durability concerns, two wide receiver prospects, Clemson’s Justyn Ross and Georgia’s George Pickens, would be significantly higher on this list.
Ross has the skills to be the first receiver drafted, but he lost the entire 2017 season due to spinal surgery, and evaluators are waiting to see how he develops.