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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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Barry Sanders, an NFL legend, contracts COVID but claims to be symptom-free.

Barry Sanders stated on Friday that he is the newest coronavirus breakthrough case.
Despite being properly vaccinated, wearing a mask, and taking other precautions, the Pro Football Hall of Famer says he tested positive with COVID-19.
GO TO FOXNEWS.COM FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE “Despite being double-vaccinated, wearing a mask, and taking all the measures I could…
COVID was found to be present in my system.
“I don’t have any symptoms, but I’m staying in till the doctors give me the all-clear,” he tweeted.
He stated that he would be ready for the Detroit Lions’ Week 9 matchup against the San Francisco 49ers.
Sanders, who turned 53 this month, spent ten seasons with the Lions between 1989 and 1998, retiring unexpectedly at the age of 30.
The 1997 NFL MVP and 10-time Pro Bowler rushed for 15,269 yards and 99 touchdowns.
He was the league’s leading rusher four times.
MARSHALL FAULK, NFL LEGEND, URGES AMERICANS TO GET INFORMED ABOUT THE COVID-19 VACCINE NFL Alumni Health teamed up with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to launch a national education campaign about the coronavirus vaccination.
In a news statement earlier this month, NFL Alumni CEO Beasley Reece stated, “As a country, we’ve done a lot–individually and collectively–to help prevent the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19.”
“We may be in the’red zone,’ but the war is far from finished.”
“We hope that the voices of our NFL Alumni will urge people who have not yet been vaccinated to discuss their concerns with a health care practitioner, obtain the facts, and make the decision to protect themselves and others,” Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk said last week on Fox News.
GET THE FOX NEWS APP HERE “Don’t listen to the social media pundits, the crap you’re reading…
“Go see your doctor so you can make an informed decision,” he advised.
“That’s what this is all about,” says the narrator.
If we can convince people to do that, then this campaign and all we’re doing will be worthwhile.
Simply put, stop listening to non-doctors and start listening to your doctors.
“Sit down with a health care practitioner and hear what they have to say about the benefits of doing it versus not doing it, and what the implications are if you do it,” Fox News’ Dan Canova said.

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Falcons eliminated two unvaccinated players to reach a 100% COVID-19 vaccination percentage, according to reports.

The Atlanta Falcons made waves on Monday when they announced that all of their players have been vaccinated against COVID-19.
Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk provided an update on the subject on Thursday.
According to Florio, the Falcons eliminated two unvaccinated players as part of their recent roster cutting, bringing the team’s immunization percentage to 100%.
Since the spring, both the NFL and the NFL Players Association have stated that players cannot be forced to acquire coronavirus vaccines in order to preserve their roster positions, but it has been generally assumed for months that so-called “fringe” or “bubble” players may be cut during training camp and/or the preseason if they refused to get one of the available and safe vaccines.

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For home games, the Las Vegas Raiders will demand spectators to show confirmation of Covid-19 vaccine.

The NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders stated Monday that fans will be required to provide confirmation of Covid-19 immunization in order to attend home games this season at their glittering new Allegiant Stadium. By Jill Martin, Kay Jones, and Eric Levenson, CNN
The immunization requirement will take effect on September 13, the day before the team’s first regular-season home game against the Baltimore Ravens on Monday night.
Fans will be able to attend home games without having to wear a mask as a result of this decision, according to the press release.
The policy on vaccines and no masks is the first of its type in the NFL.
The Raiders relocated to Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas last year, but due to the pandemic, no fans were allowed to attend games.
“Our number one priority has always been health and safety,” Raiders owner Mark Davis said in a statement.
“After consulting with Governor Sisolak and other community leaders, this policy ensures that we will be able to operate at full capacity for the entire season without masks for fully vaccinated fans,” says the new rule.
New measures for huge events in the state were announced by Steve Sisolak.
Any event with a capacity of 4,000 people or more can either compel all attendees to wear masks or provide masking exemptions to those who demonstrate proof of vaccination.
Indoors, he said, children under the age of 12 and those who are just partially vaccinated must still wear a mask.
“My goal with today’s new policy decision is to give the private sector additional options with a public benefit — the freedom to remove their mask during a concert or game if they’re completely vaccinated,” Sisolak said.
The vaccine mandate is the latest example of the NFL leveraging its enormous clout to promote Covid-19 vaccines, which offer excellent protection against infection and serious illness.
Those who have been inoculated have been given vast liberties, while those who have not been vaccinated are subjected to onerous limitations and continuous testing.
Furthermore, the NFL has stated that breakouts among unvaccinated players might result in forfeits and jeopardize a team’s playoff chances.
The incentives were effective.
The Atlanta Falcons became the first NFL team to get their entire roster immunized against Covid-19 on Monday, achieving a pristine 100% immunization rate.
The squad said on its website that “each player will now experience the perks of being able to work out and eat together.”
“They won’t have to test every day, they won’t have to wear masks throughout the facility, and they won’t have to quarantine after close contact with someone who tests positive,” the NFL told CNN last week.
According to the league, the lowest club had a 73% success rate.
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For home games, the Las Vegas Raiders will demand spectators to show confirmation of Covid-19 vaccine.

CNN – Sports By Jill Martin, Kay Jones, and Eric Levenson, CNN The NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders stated Monday that spectators attending home games at their glittering new Allegiant Stadium this season would be required to provide confirmation of Covid-19 inoculation.
The immunization requirement will take effect on September 13, the day before the team’s first regular-season home game against the Baltimore Ravens on Monday night.
Fans will be able to attend home games without having to wear a mask as a result of this decision, according to the press release.
The policy on vaccines and no masks is the first of its type in the NFL.
The Raiders relocated to Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas last year, but due to the pandemic, no fans were allowed to attend games.
“Our number one priority has always been health and safety,” Raiders owner Mark Davis said in a statement.
“After consulting with Governor Sisolak and other community leaders, this policy ensures that we will be able to operate at full capacity for the entire season without masks for fully vaccinated fans,” says the new rule.
New measures for huge events in the state were announced by Steve Sisolak.
Any event with a capacity of 4,000 people or more can either compel all attendees to wear masks or provide masking exemptions to those who demonstrate proof of vaccination.
Indoors, he said, children under the age of 12 and those who are just partially vaccinated must still wear a mask.
“My goal with today’s new policy decision is to give the private sector additional options with a public benefit — the freedom to remove their mask during a concert or game if they’re completely vaccinated,” Sisolak said.
The vaccine mandate is the latest example of the NFL leveraging its enormous clout to promote Covid-19 vaccines, which offer excellent protection against infection and serious illness.
Those who have been inoculated have been given vast liberties, while those who have not been vaccinated are subjected to onerous limitations and continuous testing.
Furthermore, the NFL has stated that breakouts among unvaccinated players might result in forfeits and jeopardize a team’s playoff chances.
The incentives were effective.
The Atlanta Falcons became the first NFL team to get their entire roster immunized against Covid-19 on Monday, achieving a pristine 100% immunization rate.
The squad said on its website that “each player will now experience the perks of being able to work out and eat together.”
“They won’t have to test every day, they won’t have to wear masks throughout the facility, and they won’t have to quarantine after close contact with someone who tests positive,” the NFL told CNN last week.
According to the league, the lowest club had a 73% success rate.
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The Atlanta Falcons have become the first team in the NFL to be fully immunized against Covid.

The Atlanta Falcons are the first NFL team to declare that all of their players have been vaccinated against Covid-19.
After coming into close contact with a positive case, players might stop completing daily testing, donning masks, and going into self-isolation because to their immunization status.
“On July 23, the Falcons reached a vaccination rate of 92 percent, ensuring that every player on the squad is protected against COVID-19.”
According to a statement on the team’s website, “each player will now experience the benefits of being able to work out and eat together.”
The news came about a month after NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced teams would be forced to forfeit games if they were unable to play due to Covid outbreaks and would not be compensated for games missed due to unvaccinated players.
“As we learned last year, if we maintain a solid commitment to adhering to our health and safety rules and making necessary adjustments in reaction to changing situations, we can play a full season,” he wrote in the memo.
According to NBC Sports, all 32 NFL clubs have a vaccination percentage of at least 75%, with 15 teams reaching 95%.
97.1 percent of gamers had received at least one immunization since the last survey on August 11th.
Georgia has fully immunized 39 percent of its population, one of the lowest rates in the country, according to data.
The state is currently facing daily increases of over 5,700 cases.
Governor Brian Kemp has promised to invest $125 million in financing to help the state’s overburdened hospitals.
The Atlanta Falcons were contacted for comment by The Independent.

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The Raiders are the first team in the NFL to require confirmation of COVID-19 vaccines in order to attend home games.

The Las Vegas Raiders are the first NFL franchise to declare that all game attendees will be required to provide confirmation of COVID-19 immunization, allowing fans to attend games sans masks.
The measure will go into force in September.
The Raiders’ regular-season home opener is on September 13 against the Baltimore Ravens.
“Our number one concern has always been health and safety,” Raiders owner Mark Davis said.
“This policy ensures that we will be able to operate at full capacity without masks for fully vaccinated spectators for the entire season,” the Raiders said. The Raiders will also administer vaccines on site at Allegiant Stadium prior to Raiders home games, allowing newly vaccinated fans to attend wearing a mask.
The New Orleans Saints stated last week that spectators attending home games at the Superdome will be required to wear masks and show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test done within 72 hours of the event.
This article will be updated as time goes on.
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Fans of the Las Vegas Raiders must provide confirmation of COVID-19 vaccination.

For home games at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, the Raiders announced Monday that all fans must provide confirmation of COVID-19 immunization.
The new rules will take effect on September 1st, when the Raiders host the Ravens in their first home game.
According to the team, Raiders supporters would not be forced to wear a mask at home games, making it the NFL’s first “vaccine/no mask policy” for home fans.
“Our number one priority has always been health and safety,” Raiders owner Mark Davis said in a statement.
“After consultation with Gov.
This policy assures that we will be able to function at full capacity without masks for fully vaccinated fans for the whole season,” said Sisolak and other community leaders. The Raiders will have vaccine stations available at home games in 2021.
A team regulation requires all full-time employees of Las Vegas to be immunized, albeit this does not extend to the organization’s players.
The Falcons are now the only NFL team with a vaccination rate of 100 percent.
Season ticket holders who have not been vaccinated are entitled to carry their tickets over to 2022, according to Vincent Bonsignore of the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Season ticket holders who have not been vaccinated may be eligible for a full refund for their 2021 tickets.
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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.”
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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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The Falcons are the first NFL club to have all of their players vaccinated.

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(AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have become the first NFL team to have completed COVID-19 immunizations for all of its players.
The Falcons had more than 90% of its players vaccinated when training camp began, and they verified on Monday that they had attained 100%.
The Falcons were the first team in the NFL to attain 100%.
Atlanta becomes the first team in the league to allow all of its players to eat and train together without wearing masks around the facility.