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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.

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— 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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The Raiders’ star has been rated one of the league’s best.

The top 100 players in the NFL, as voted on by the players, are about to be revealed on NFL Network.
(From left) Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III (11), running back Josh Jacobs (28), running back Kenyan Drake (23) and quarterback Derek Carr (4) celebrate a touchdown late in the fourth quarter of the Raiders’ home opener pre-season NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks at Allegiant Stadium on Saturday, Aug.
@Left_Eye_Images (Baskow/Las Vegas Review-Journal) Raiders running back Josh Jacobs is climbing the ranks of the league’s finest players.
The Alabama product was ranked No. 1 on the list.
The Top 100 Players of 2021, which will be revealed on NFL Network on Sunday, has him ranked 68th.
The league’s players voted to decide the rankings.
Jacobs was ranked No.
After finishing 72nd previous year, he finished in the top ten in rushing yards, top five in carries, and top five in rushing touchdowns this year.
In each of his two seasons with the Raiders, the 23-year-old has surpassed 1,000 yards.
Jacobs, a first-round pick in 2019, is the only Raiders player to have been revealed thus far, with the top 45 remaining to be revealed.
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LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers says Bears quarterback Justin Fields is “very special.”

James is a Dallas Cowboys and Cleveland Browns supporter, but Fields appears to have the potential to turn him into a Bears fan in the future.
Fields threw for 142 yards and a touchdown on 14 of 20 passing attempts.
He also scored on a 33-yard run.
Fields was taken 11th overall in this year’s NFL Draft by the Bears.
After Trevor Lawrence (Jacksonville Jaguars), Zach Wilson (New York Jets), and Trey Lance (San Francisco 49ers), he was the fourth quarterback selected.
According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, the Bears “believe that Fields’ command of the playbook is developing every single day,” which was evident in the rookie’s preseason debut.
If he keeps impressing, he might just sway head coach Matt Nagy, who has said all summer that Andy Dalton will be the Bears’ starting quarterback this season.

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COVID-19 vaccines are rejected by “a ton” of top NFL players?

Since the spring, the NFL and the NFL Players Association have stated that players are not required to get vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to compete in the next regular season. However, unvaccinated players can be penalized $14,650 each time they breach health and safety rules connected to the epidemic.
Those who remain unvaccinated must adhere to tight criteria similar to those in place for the 2020 campaign before vaccines became widely available, so players who refuse to get the shots will, on paper, “have a rougher time” from August to the end of the season.
In discussing the possibility of the NFL and NFLPA agreeing to required player vaccines, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk said that “a ton” of great players are opposed to the vaccine, and that mandated player coronavirus vaccines “won’t happen and can’t happen,” according to a source from “the management side of the ledger.”
If those ratings rise or fall after clubs trim rosters later this month, it might lead to some unpleasant locker-room conversations, especially among the league’s lowest-rated teams.

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For the Eagles, an unexpected star is emerging at wide receiver.

There are a lot of unanswered questions for the Philadelphia Eagles all over the field.
How will Jalen Hurts fare as a starting quarterback in the NFL?
Would the Eagles’ reputation suffer as a result of Deshaun Watson’s addition?
Yet, one question appears to have been answered: Philly acquired a gem in the rough in wide receiver Quez Watkins.
Watkins was drafted in the sixth round of the 2020 NFL Draft out of Southern Mississippi.
After missing the first half of last season due to injury, he returned to sporadic playing time as a rookie.
Watkins is establishing himself as a bright spot in training camp as he enters his second season in the league and looks to make a huge mark.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Watkins made three amazing receptions in front of fans during an open practice on Sunday evening.
First, he high-pointed a deep pass in the end zone over Craig James.
Then, during red zone drills, he had a full-extension, diving catch near the goal line.
Finally, he high-pointed a second ball over Anthony Harris, reportedly the best grab of the entire camp.
Vertical deep ball receptions are entertaining to watch, but Watkins’ improved route-running is what really sticks out.
When questioned about the modifications he’s made, Watkins responded, “Being able to regulate my speed, being able to make 75 [percent speed] appear like 100.”
Last summer, Watkins was chastised for running every route at full speed, which meant he was never able to play the cat-and-mouse game with NFL defensive backs that is required for separation.
Because everyone in the league is athletically skilled, winning one-on-one battles often requires deception and the use of speed as a weapon.
It’s difficult to picture the Eagles having a very successful season this year (FanDuel Sportsbook has their win total at a massively juiced 6.5 and their odds to win the division at a dismal +470, the worst in the NFC East).
Watkins, on the other hand, is a little-known receiver who may be a good late-round fantasy sleeper or, better yet, a low-owned daily fantasy addition.
Don’t be surprised to see Watkins haul in a couple crucial fantasy touchdowns this season based on his performance in camp.
After all, in fantasy football, you can’t only own top guys; games are won and lost in the lower ranks by players who match up well against specific defenses.

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Lamar Jackson, the Ravens’ standout quarterback, will miss training camp due to a COVID-19-related concern.

While Jackson was not present at practice on Wednesday, Trace McSorley and Tyler Huntley are expected to take the majority of the snaps at quarterback, according to Schefter.
Kenji Bahar is the third-string quarterback at practice.
After testing positive for COVID-19 during the 2020 season, Jackson missed one game.
He has refused to say whether he has been vaccinated when reporters have asked him about it this summer.
In recent weeks, vaccination has become a heated topic in the NFL, with the league issuing a statement indicating that teams with COVID-19 outbreaks among unvaccinated players will be forced to forfeit games if they can’t be rescheduled within the 18-week schedule.
Unvaccinated NFL players will be fined $14,650 each time they breach COVID-19 protocols, according to the league.
Some NFL players, like DeAndre Hopkins and Matt Judon, have criticised the league for its handling of unvaccinated players, stating that getting immunized is a personal choice.
While some athletes are still refusing to get the vaccine, Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Leonard Fournette has stated that he is at least contemplating it if it is in his and his teammates’ best interests.

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Is DeAndre Hopkins going to retire? The Cardinals’ star player is visibly irritated by the NFL’s mandated vaccine policy.

DeAndre Hopkins has spoken out against the NFL’s new COVID-19 policy, which was unveiled on Thursday morning.
The Arizona Cardinals player indicated he was considering quitting from the NFL due to the new regulations in a now-deleted tweet.
All 32 NFL teams received a memo outlining the new COVID-19 immunization policies.
Simply said, if a game cannot be rescheduled due to a suspected COVID-19 outbreak, the NFL will require a club to forfeit the game.
Both teams lose their paragraph 5 base pay for the game, but the impacted team earns a loss on their record.
The team that forfeited will be held financially liable for any losses incurred.
Following the news, players and supporters alike have expressed dissatisfaction with the new policy, believing that they are being compelled to be vaccinated or face severe personal and financial consequences, which goes against the players’ rights.
DeAndre Hopkins, a wide receiver, is one of many celebrities who have spoken out against the required policy.
Is DeAndre Hopkins on the verge of retiring?
[email protected] is refusing to be vaccinated and may opt out of the season pic.twitter.com/jquOoWZrLC — Sportskeeda Pro Football (@SKProFootball) July 22, 2021 DeAndre Hopkins has since deleted the tweet, but not before it was picked up by a number of news sources and went viral.
Despite this, many fans and teammates feel he is correct.
Players that refuse to get the vaccine risk losing a game and a game check, putting their team in a hostile situation.
He isn’t the only player who has spoken out in support of their beliefs and rights.
Today, Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Leonard Fournette tweeted, “Will this stop the @Buccaneers from making another Super Bowl run?”
It’s unlikely that either of these two players will retire from the NFL at this point, but it should be emphasized that they could band together and boycott the league. pic.twitter.com/sVllEQKtnE — Sportskeeda Pro Football (@SKProFootball) July 22, 2021
What are the chances?
Perhaps DeAndre Hopkins will take his career seriously and leave the league, forfeiting the entirety of his large contract.
Other athletes that are anti-vaccine include Sam Darnold, Christian McCaffrey, Cole Beasley, and Cameron Heyward, to name a few.
Just a few hours ago, the NFL issued a new policy, and the snowball is already rolling.
This will become a bigger story as training camps start next week and all players take the field.
Expect more players and staff members to express their dissatisfaction.
We may see some camp holdouts as a result of the policy, and it will be interesting to see how the league reacts to such a response.
This is a problem that isn’t exclusive to the NFL or even sports.
Some corporations and organizations across the country are issuing an ultimatum to their employees: get the vaccine or risk losing your job.
People are being driven out of their jobs and even their career fields unless they have a serious physical ailment or a religious motive.
Further information on DeAndre Hopkins’ stance and the NFL’s response will be released in the coming days, but the teams and players are anticipated to be entirely focused on training camp.
The NFL has yet to offer a statement in response to today’s outrage.
The league wants at least 85% of teams to get vaccinated, but it appears that they suddenly want 100%.
If a high-profile athlete like Patrick Mahomes or Trevor Lawrence speaks out against the NFL’s new policy, the league may be forced to respond.
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Larry Johnson mocks star CB with a witty’systematic racism’ post after Richard Sherman is arrested.

Since his arrest last week, football free agent cornerback Richard Sherman has received public support and offers of assistance from members of the NFL community.
Larry Johnson, a former standout running back, is not one of them.
Instead, he shared an old piece on his Instagram story with Sherman discussing’systemic racism.’
Sherman was a member of the “Phi Beta Sigma” fraternity, whose members promised fealty to a Greek goddess. Johnson insulted the Stanford graduate by reminding everyone that Sherman was a member of the “Phi Beta Sigma” fraternity, whose members pledged allegiance to a Greek goddess.
Larry Johnson’s Instagram Post Larry Johnson has a tumultuous social media career. The former Kansas City Chiefs star is no stranger to controversy on social media.
Since 2020, Johnson has been chastised for tweets that include Holocaust denial, Hitler support, antisemitism, and attribution of bogus Bible quotes to the Bible.
Johnson also tweets about conspiracy theories and celebrity involvement in them on a daily basis.
Since 2003, the 41-year-old has been detained several times.
Larry Johnson’s NFL career spanned nine seasons, with two Pro Bowl appearances.
In the 2003 NFL Draft, the Kansas City Chiefs selected him 27th overall.
In the 2005 and 2006 NFL seasons, he rushed for over 1,000 yards.
Before retiring in 2012, Johnson also played for the Cincinnati Bengals, Washington Football Team, and Miami Dolphins.
Sherman has apologized and is facing five charges.
This Friday, Richard Sherman pleaded not guilty to five misdemeanor charges.
In a statement, the 33-year-old claimed he was “truly apologetic for his actions” and promised to seek help for his mental and emotional health while he deals with personal issues.
Richard Sherman delivers his first statement following his arrest on allegations of ‘burglary domestic violence’ pic.twitter.com/L18hwr0QnS — Sportskeeda Pro Football (@SKProFootball) July 16, 2021 He’s not permitted to drink alcohol, use nonprescription drugs, own a weapon, or have contact with his father-in-law under the terms of his release from jail.
Sherman’s next court appearance is on August 13 at 8:45 a.m. for a pre-trial hearing.
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