Vaccination Status Rejected As Feature In NFL Cutting, As Statement by Jackvilleville Jaguars Coach
ADDITIONAL: The Jacksonville Jaguars coach have retracted a controversial statement made by head coach Urban Meyer, who said the vaccine status was “a decision-maker” in the construction of his team’s final list – NFL Players Association
Meyer cited risks associated with unprotected players under Covid-19 NFL contracts.
“It’s being watched by everyone,” Meyer said on Tuesday on ESPN. “That was part of [issues such as] production, let’s start talking about this, and are you vaccinated or not? Can I say that he was a decision-maker? It was certainly considered. ”
NFL Players Association
The NFL Players Association said it had launched an investigation into Meyer following the allegations.
The Jaguars team issued a statement Wednesday saying it had “clarified” Meyer’s claims, saying no player had been cut because of his condition.
“Availability is one of the many factors that are considered when making lists. We have vaccinated non-vaccinated players on our list, and no player has been released due to their immunization status, ”the club said in a statement.
In other news, New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick has denied cutting off veteran Cam Newton because he was not vaccinated.
Newton, a former NFL MVP player who started last year for the Patriots, was beaten by rookie Mac Jones after being No. The move raised eyebrows and led many to question why Belichick had taken the step.
FORWARD: The regular season of the National Football League is near, and coaches are holding their breath as the final pre-season games this week offer one last chance to see a seriously injured striker.
But even if all the league players are successful this weekend and are ready to start the regular season on September 9 (Dallas Cowboys and Super Bowl team Tampa Bay and Tom Brady), there is a chance that it will be relegated.
That’s because the NFL has introduced new rules for a possible Covid-19 outbreak among players causing a cancellation of the game, with a particular focus on the uninvited.
This year, if the game is not postponed, the team with its outbreak will lose and be given a loss. Players of both teams will not be reimbursed for this lost game, and teams will incur financial losses. In addition, the conditions of the memory may be affected.
An NFL memorandum issued earlier this year stated that the harshest punishment would include conditions that arise “because of the Covid speaker inside or from its unprotected players/staff.” He added, “If the club is unable to play because of the Covid spike on the vaccinated people, we will try to reduce the competitive and economic burden on both participating teams.”
In other words, the worst fines will be accumulated if the unprotected player creates a problem.
Prominent players such as Kirk Cousins quarterback back in Minnesota and Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson are among the uncapped players.
Cousins held a press conference today where he revealed that he had met with gynecologist Dr. Michael Osterholm for a vaccine. Asked if his views had changed after the trip. he simply said, “It was a good meeting. It was instructive. And that was what it was. ”
Other players who have taken public office, either by speaking out or refusing to state their vaccination status; include Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley, back-up Najee Harris of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Carolina Panthers Christian McCaffrey; quarterback Josh Allen of Buffalo Bills Archbars-and-receiver Cardinals; back to Joe Mixon of the Cincinnati Bengals, senior receiver Allen Robinson of the Chicago Bears; and senior receiver Adam Thielen of the Vikings of Minnesota. There are many others who may not have spoken or been asked.
NFL is planning
The NFL is planning a 272-game slate over 18 weeks. Last year, many games had to be canceled due to the Covid-19 outbreak. This year, the league leaves the selection vague, noting; “Whether rescheduling a postponed game will depend on health and safety reasons recommended by medical experts; as well as consideration of stadium availability, schedule integrity, fan convenience, and other relevant issues. ”