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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.
2021 Cable News Network, Inc., a WarnerMedia Company, is the owner of The-CNN-Wire ™ and (c) 2021 Cable News Network, Inc., a WarnerMedia Company.
All intellectual property rights are reserved.
Kevin Dotson of CNN contributed to this story.

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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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The Atlanta Falcons are the first NFL team to have all of their players immunized against COVID-19.

Before Saturday’s preseason game against the Miami Dolphins, the Atlanta Falcons have created some important history.
On Monday, the Falcons verified that all of its players have been completely vaccinated against COVID-19.
They are the first team in the NFL to have all of their players vaccinated.
“Each player will now benefit from being able to work out and eat among their teammates,” Scott Bair wrote for the club’s website.
“They won’t have to test every day, they won’t have to wear masks around the facility, and they won’t have to quarantine if a close contact with someone who tests positive.” As shown this summer, even with fully vaccinated staff, MLB teams like the New York Yankees have had positive COVID-19 test results.
The goal is that the safe and readily available immunizations will prevent an outbreak inside a club, which may prevent that team from playing on a planned date once the regular season begins in September.
If a team is forced to forfeit this fall because to a COVID-19 epidemic among unvaccinated employees, getting as many players completely vaccinated as possible before Week 1 is in everyone’s best interests.
Despite the fact that 90% of players league-wide had received at least one injection at the time, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk said last week that “a ton” of elite players are opposed to the vaccine.
The NFL has made it clear that it wants all players completely vaccinated as quickly as possible, but the league and the NFL Players Association have stated that players cannot be cut only because they are not fully vaccinated.

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Inside Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s training camp drill routine, which lasted two hours and included 90 throws.

Do you ever wonder what an NFL quarterback’s typical practice looks like?
One thing is certain: It’s a lot different for a 39-year-old, 18-year veteran two years removed from major elbow surgery and months removed from admitting to being worn down during a failed stretch run than it is for a quarterback attempting to establish himself in the league.The Steelers held their 16th training camp exercise Saturday at Heinz Field, and they’re still four weeks away from starting the season.
That isn’t going to happen unless

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Deshaun Watson is unlikely to travel with the Texans for the preseason opener, according to GM Nick Caserio.

Watson missed roughly a week of training camp practices and finally returned to the field on Monday.
He was out due to ankle and calf problems, according to the official explanation for his absence.
Watson wasn’t getting much work when he was practicing, as he was relegated to fourth-string quarterback and defensive safety at times.
The Texans’ quarterback position is in limbo, as Watson’s trade demand has been exacerbated by a personal crisis involving multiple allegations of sexual misconduct.
Houston is attempting to establish a new, winning culture under Caserio and new head coach David Culley while talk about the reigning NFL passing leaders’ future continues to swirl.
The Watson debacle isn’t helping that cause at all.
Even if Watson was in good standing with the team, he presumably wouldn’t get many reps in game action during the preseason.
In Houston’s quarterback depth chart, veteran journeyman Tyrod Taylor is the anticipated starter.
On Saturday, he should get some reps at Lambeau Field, but most Texans fans will be looking forward to rookie third-round selection Davis Mills’ debut.
Watson’s lack of presence will almost certainly be masked by the Packers’ own quarterback problem.
Jordan Love will play his first NFL snaps, and how he looks as Aaron Rodgers’ ultimate successor — happily for the Texans — will take precedence over any lingering narratives about Watson’s absence.

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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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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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The first concern at Steelers training camp is whether the offensive line will be the team’s undoing.

The Steelers might have the greatest defense in the NFL — and, for the record, they could have the best defense in the NFL — and it wouldn’t matter. They could have a room full of extremely gifted offensive weapons, a fully healthy Ben Roethlisberger, a new and imaginative offensive coordinator in Matt Canada, and a reinvigorated desire to play physical football up front, and it wouldn’t matter if the offense couldn’t score.
It’s closer to the truth than you might think.