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The Atlanta Falcons are the first NFL team to be 100% COVID-vaccinated.

The Atlanta Falcons revealed on Monday that all of their players had received COVID-19 vaccinations, making them the first NFL team to do so.
On July 23, the Falcons reached a 92% vaccination percentage, meaning that every player on the roster is now immune to the virus.
“Each participant will now profit from the ability to work out and eat together.”
They won’t have to test every day, wear masks throughout the facility, or isolate anyone who comes into close contact with someone who tests positive,” according to the team’s website.
According to a statement released earlier this summer, NFL players are not obligated to obtain the COVID-19 vaccination, but teams might potentially forfeit a game if an outbreak among unvaccinated players occurs.
Commissioner Roger Goodell wrote in a document obtained by The Associated Press, “As we learned last year, we can play a full season if we maintain a solid commitment to following to our health and safety rules and making necessary adjustments in reaction to changing situations.”
“If a game cannot be rescheduled and is canceled due to a COVID epidemic among non-vaccinated players on one of the competing teams,” the document stated, “the team with the outbreak will forfeit and be assumed to have played 16 games for reasons of draft, waiver priority, and so on.”
PRO BOWL KICKER YOUNGHOE KOO’S VEHICLE HAS BEEN STOLEN, AND ALL HE WOULD LIKE IS HIS CLEATS BACK Members on both teams will not be paid if the game cannot be made up.
CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, all 32 NFL teams had vaccination rates above 75% as of Saturday.
At least 15 teams scored higher than 95%.
Paulina Dedaj of Fox News contributed to this article.

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This season, NFL teams with COVID-19 outbreaks among unvaccinated players may be forced to forfeit games.

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COVID-19 outbreaks among unvaccinated NFL players this season might result in automatic losses for teams, with major ramifications for who makes the playoffs and the Super Bowl.
That’s according to an NFL document apparently distributed to all teams on Thursday, which NFL Network reporter Tom Pelissero first published on social media.
To summarize, if an outbreak of unvaccinated NFL players forces a game to be canceled: – Infected team forfeits, loses playoff seeding, faces financial penalties and possible additional sanctions if protocols are broken – Players on both teams are not paid More https://t.co/sTZlI57cdz — Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) July 22, 2021
The team may be punished in addition to receiving an automatic loss.
The NFL’s representatives did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
What happens in the event of an outbreak among vaccinated players, or a combination of vaccinated and unvaccinated players, is unclear from the memo.
“We shall strive to minimize the competitive and economic cost on both participating teams if a club is unable to compete owing to a COVID rise in vaccinated individuals,” the memo adds.
This season, the NFL has already stated that it will add an 18th week to its schedule, giving each team a total of 17 regular-season non-playoff games for the first time.
The message adds that the league has no plans to add a 19th week to accommodate game rescheduling.
The vaccine policy appears to be a strategy to compel players to be vaccinated without actually requiring it.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the preceding season saw a number of unusual and unique scenarios.
The majority of games were held in venues that were either empty or only a few thousand socially distant fans.
Due to outbreaks, some games were delayed, but none were canceled, and no team was compelled to forfeit.
But, due to particular players being sidelined by outbreaks, a few strange games and mismatches may as well have been forfeits.
The Denver Broncos, for example, were defeated by the New Orleans Saints in a game in which all of the Broncos quarterbacks were barred from playing.
A member of the practice squad was raised to the position, and there were a few direct snaps to running backs.
Denver lost 31-3 as a result of the strategy’s failure.
This year, it appears that teams will be compelled to avoid such humiliation by just accepting the loss.

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In the event that COVID-19 is canceled, the NFL will enforce forfeitures.

In the case of a COVID-19 epidemic in 2021, the NFL will not allow games to be postponed, according to Jeff Hanisch of USA TODAY Sports.
The new guideline was outlined in a document distributed to all 32 teams in the league.
According to the NFL memo, if a club is forced to cancel a game due to COVID-19 illnesses among its non-vaccinated players, the team will most likely have to lose the game.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell may impose penalties on organizations that cause cancellations in 2021.
Some games were postponed due to COVID-19 throughout the 2020 season, but all teams completed the entire 16-game schedule.
The playoffs were not postponed, and the Super Bowl was held on February 1 as planned.
The season in 2021 is set to begin on Thursday, September 1st.
The Buccaneers will face the Cowboys at 9 p.m.
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