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Cole Beasley, a wide receiver for the Buffalo Bills, believes the NFL’s vaccine grievance stems from uneven standards, and he wants players to get ‘correct knowledge.’

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— Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley, who has been vocal in his opposition to the NFL’s COVID-19 vaccination policy, attempted to clarify his position on Wednesday, claiming his issue with the league is the disparity in standards between vaccinated and unvaccinated players.
“I’m neither anti-vax or for-vax — I’m pro choice,” Beasley said after the Bills’ first practice of training camp, reading from a prepared statement.
“With that said, the issue at hand is withholding information from players in order to sway a player in a route he may not be comfortable with.”
“When it comes to a player’s health and safety, information that is critical in the decision-making process should be completely transparent.”
A player may feel misled and unsure about a particularly personal decision if they do not have all of the necessary facts.
The NFL’s policy, which severely restricted unvaccinated athletes while allowing vaccinated players to return to near-normalcy, drew criticism from Beasley last month, when he tweeted that he was not vaccinated and would “live my one life what I wa.”
Nevertheless, it was the frequency of testing that Beasley was most critical of; under the regulation controlling preseason and training camp, unvaccinated players will be needed to be tested daily, while vaccinated players will only be obliged to test every two weeks.
“It’s obvious reasoning that if a vaxed or unvaxed player is tested less frequently, the chances of being removed for COVID reduce drastically,” he explained.
“In terms of player safety, I’ll just say that we all want to be safe.”
“For a lot of NFL players, safety doesn’t only mean avoiding the COVID virus.”
“Our health is now and in the future, which we are trying to safeguard with our personal choice while doing everything we did in our protocol during a very successful 2020 NFL season,” said Bills general manager Brandon Beane on Wednesday.
Beane also stated that he does not feel that Beasley’s or any other player’s social media comments about the vaccine will detract from the team’s overall focus now that training camp has started.
“Sometimes things goes out in social media,” Beane added, “and you don’t know how to interpret it.”
“You know, I’ve had quite a few discussions with a few of the men.”
It’s a challenge.
Men are attempting to educate themselves and consider all perspectives.
Yet, we have professionals on staff, and we allow them to share their opinions.
“As long as it’s not going to be a distraction, and Sean (McDermott) and I have both made that point.”
We don’t think anything is wrong.
I believe you’ll be able to tell where our boys are focused once we’re out on the turf playing football.
Last season, Beasley set a career high with 967 receiving yards on 82 catches in his second season with the Bills.

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Deshaun Watson is reporting to the Texans’ camp and is still looking for a trade, according to a source.

Deshaun Watson, the Houston Texans’ quarterback, will report to training camp on Sunday, but a source told The Athletic that he still wants a trade.
Watson will escape a fine of $50,000 every day if he reports.
As the Texans prepare to begin training in the coming days, he will begin COVID-19 testing.
Watson, 25, is the subject of 22 civil lawsuits alleging sexual assault and misconduct.
He has refuted all charges through his counsel.
According to a response to an open records request, the NFL is investigating Watson for a possible violation of its personal conduct policy, and the Houston Police Department is investigating at least two criminal complaints against him.
Watson asked the Texans for a trade before the first lawsuits were filed in March.

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Deshaun Watson trade rumors: The Texans’ quarterback still wants to be traded, but no teams are interested.

Deshaun Watson is expected to report to the Houston Texans’ training camp, but that doesn’t mean he’ll be happy there.
In fact, the Texans’ quarterback, who is 25 years old, still wants to be dealt.
He’s simply up against a minor stumbling block: according to ESPN’s Ed Werder, no team has requested Watson to waive his no-trade clause in order to facilitate a trade, signaling a lack of trade interest.
Deshaun Watson, the #Texans’ quarterback, is still seeking a trade.
He has a no-trade clause in his contract, so if something like this happens, he and his agent will be directly engaged.
So far, no team has requested him to waive the clause in order to facilitate a possible deal.
Watson’s problems are unrelated to his on-field performance. — Ed Werder (@WerderEdESPN) July 25, 2021
Despite being surrounded by a mediocre supporting cast in Houston, he completed 70.2 percent of his throws for 4,823 yards, 33 passing touchdowns, and only seven interceptions last season.
MORE: Aaron Rodgers completes offseason training ahead of Packers camp Watson, on the other hand, is dealing with huge off-the-field issues.
Watson is facing 23 civil lawsuits alleging inappropriate behavior and sexual assault.
As a result, no team should seriously consider dealing for Watson until his off-field issues are rectified.
Watson does not appear to be on the verge of being dealt, so why is he reporting to training camp if he does not want to play in Houston?
According to Werder, it’s all about the money and avoiding a daily fine of $50,000.
Watson will report to the #Texans today to avoid getting fined $50K each day during their training camp, according to a source, who also suggested that by going to Texans camp, Watson is telling teams that he believes the NFL “had no justification at this juncture to place him on (the) Commissioner Exempt List.”
Watson’s trade request is still in effect, according to a source, and nothing has changed.
— Ed Werder (@WerderEdESPN) July 25, 2021 By reporting to the #Texans, quarterback Deshaun Watson protects his $10 million salary, avoids fines of $50,000 per day, and sends a message to possible trade suitors that he is ready to play football, is available, and that the #NFL has no reason to place him on the Commissioner Exempt List at this time.
Watson and the Texans will continue to be in the spotlight this summer, as he’s one of the biggest question marks at QB. — Ed Werder (@WerderEdESPN) July 25, 2021
Until his status is settled, he and Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will continue to be linked to trade rumors.
But, due to Watson’s legal issues, it does not appear like this will happen anytime soon.

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Deshaun Watson is with the Texans, but he wants to be traded.

Deshaun Watson, the quarterback for the Houston Texans, has reported to training camp, but he is reportedly still looking for a trade.
Deshaun Watson will be in attendance when the Houston Texans begin their training camp.
Watson will not be there to end it if he, and maybe the team, get their way.
Watson is expected to report for the start of the season on Sunday morning, but he remains adamant about his desire to be dealt.
Houston, which has insisted for months that it does not want to move Watson, is now said to be contemplating its options without him.
Watson will not be fined $50,000 each day if he reports, allowing him to escape a significant financial loss this summer.
Watson faces 22 sexual misconduct cases, so it’s surprising the NFL didn’t place him on the Commissioner’s Exempt List.
Watson would be excluded from the team’s facilities if he was on the list, but he would still be paid in full.
In fact, it’s a paid suspension for an infinite period of time.
Commissioner Roger Goodell, on the other hand, has chosen not to take that way, allowing Watson to be there for the opening of Houston’s season.
Will Deshaun Watson be traded by the Texans?
The Texans must now decide whether or not to reprimand Watson for his looming legal problems, and whether or not to move him in the coming weeks.
If a team acquires Watson before the lawsuits against him are resolved, it will be a public relations nightmare, to say nothing of the potential ramifications for the community.
In addition, depending on how things go, the squad may be without Watson for an extended period of time.
The NFL’s ugliest offseason story is now morphing into an in-season development, with plenty more to come.

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Deshaun Watson is reporting to the Texans’ camp and is still looking for a trade, according to reports.

According to various sources, quarterback Deshaun Watson will report to Houston Texans training camp on Sunday, but he still wants a trade.
Watson will escape a fine of $50,000 every day if he reports.
As the Texans prepare to begin training in the coming days, he will begin COVID-19 testing.
Watson, 25, is the subject of 22 civil lawsuits alleging sexual assault and misconduct.
He has refuted all charges through his counsel.
According to a response to an open records request, the NFL is investigating Watson for a possible violation of its personal conduct policy, and the Houston Police Department is investigating at least two criminal complaints against him.
Watson wanted a trade from the Texans before the first complaints were filed in March.
This story will be updated when more information becomes available.

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Deandre Hopkins, WR with the Arizona Cardinals, on his NFL future: ‘I’ve got probably nine more years in me.’

DeAndre Hopkins, an Arizona Cardinals wide receiver, ignited outrage among fans on Thursday after purportedly tweeting that he would rather retire than get the COVID-19 vaccine.
His remarks come after the NFL said in a memo that if games can’t be played as planned during the upcoming season due to a COVID-19 outbreak among unvaccinated players and employees, the league might compel forfeits and withhold compensation.
Hopkins put an stop to the speculation about his NFL future with a follow-up tweet Thursday night, indicating he wants to play for at least nine more years.

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Bruce Arians’ go-to shot play is ’80/81 Go,’ which he teaches every Tuesday.

Coach Bruce Arians of the Buccaneers has made it clear that he wants to take his team to new heights on the field.
He isn’t interested in putting together 20-play drives.
He’s looking for bits of action.
Calling “80/81 Go” is one of his favorite ways of doing so.
Former quarterback Drew Stanton, who played for two NFL organizations under Arians, remarked on The Athletics the Football Show podcast with Robert Mays, “It was 88 Go or 88 Bench where the quarterback doesn’t have to worry about protection, doesn’t have to do anything.”
“It’s a full-fledged defense.”
We’re going to take a shot downfield.” The figures at the start of the play call indicate the level of protection, which could alter.
The play’s concept is straightforward.
Seven blockers surround the quarterback, as the ball is thrown deep down to one of three verticals.
Every season that Arians has coached, it’s one of the first plays he’s implemented.