NFL 2021 - NFL Pre-Season Discussion

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GG.exe

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The NFL has updated its COVID-19 protocols.

Barry Wilner of the Associated Press reports unvaccinated players no longer have to wear masks during outdoor practices. The memo from the NFL Management Council to the 32 clubs states that beginning with stretching through the end of practice, unvaccinated players can work unmasked. As soon as practice ends, though, they must don a mask.

The same rule will apply for practices held indoors.

Unvaccinated players not participating in practice still are required to wear masks. Unvaccinated players also must wear face coverings during walkthroughs, in the weight room even if it is outdoors, at all outdoor meetings and during the post-practice periods even when families are allowed on the field.

Families — which the league is terming “cohabitants” — now can join players on the field. Outdoor social events are permitted at the facility, with some restrictions.

For teams with fewer than 90 percent of their players vaccinated, visitors must produce proof of vaccination. Children under 12 are allowed on the field or for such social events. However, unvaccinated players, staff and children under 12 must wear masks and practice social distancing.

For teams with more than 90 percent of their players vaccinated, visitors have no requirements for proof of vaccination. The same restrictions apply to those who are not vaccinated.

Unvaccinated players can remove their masks for outdoor media interviews provided physical distance is maintained.

Players experiencing side effects within 48 hours of a vaccination will receive contractual protection. It will be deemed a football-related injury as long as the team physician “reasonably determines [symptoms] are casually related” to the shot.
 

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A11dAtP0w3R

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Doubt it, 90% of the team have had at minimum their first shot.
If you're masked you're unvaccinated. haven't seen a single player wearing masks who has been vaccinated for the Panthers that is. Only player wearing a mask for us has been Denzel Perryman and he has openly said hes not vaccinated.
 

rumply

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If you're masked you're unvaccinated. haven't seen a single player wearing masks who has been vaccinated for the Panthers that is. Only player wearing a mask for us has been Denzel Perryman and he has openly said hes not vaccinated.

Nah, it's a requirement you are masked if unvacced, not a requirement you dont wear a mask if you are.
 

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id happily wager this with you , im sure there is some way to find out.
you could ask him...

I'll happily accept he's one of the deadshit 10% birds that are against it. I do wonder what that number will be come game 1, wont be 10% thats for sure.
 

A11dAtP0w3R

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you could ask him...

I'll happily accept he's one of the deadshit 10% birds that are against it. I do wonder what that number will be come game 1, wont be 10% thats for sure.
all dependant on how much unvaccinated players are owed and importance to the team if they are kept id imagine.
 

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I also reckon the unvaccinated heathens are more likely to be the stars, i.e. the ones whose talent is essential to the team, have strong contracts, arent on the roster bubble etc. Just those who are generally secure

Players without these advantages are more likely to get vaxed at the very least out of fear.

So yeah, I reckon its a good chance Slay is unvaccinated given these things and what A11dat mentioned
 

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Vikings LT Christian Darrisaw (core) has missed the first three days of training camp.
Darrisaw, who's recovering from January surgery, was also held out of Vikings’ OTAs. There's no timetable on when he'll practice, but the Vikings not placing Darrisaw on the active/NFI list suggests the team expects him to be cleared soon. SKOR North's Judd Zulgad believes the Vikings won't start Darrisaw in a regular season game without "being absolutely sure he’s ready." Rashod Hill has repped with the first-team offense and could open the year at left tackle if Darrisaw isn't ready for Week 1.
 

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NFL Network's Kim Jones reports there's "no current momentum" on a contract extension between the Bills and Josh Allen.
The Bills could break off talks if there's no progress before August 15, according to Jones, with the sides potentially waiting until next offseason. Buffalo exercised Allen's fifth-year option in May, keeping him under team control through 2022. The Bills likely want to see the Baker Mayfield and Lamar Jackson deals before signing Allen, who's coming off a career year. The Cowboys' Dak Prescott extension sets up Allen to land at least $90 million guaranteed on his second contract.
 

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Colts C Ryan Kelly (elbow) is expected to miss a "couple weeks" of training camp.
Kelly was shut down after getting injured in 11-on-11 drills this week. It's another setback to an offensive line that already without LT Eric Fisher (Achilles, active/PUP). Kelly's timetable puts him on track to be ready for Week 1.
 

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Giants signed LB Todd Davis.
Davis spent the first two weeks out of the league after getting cut from the Broncos last year. There was also a stint on the reserve/COVID-19 list, limiting him to 11 games. When healthy, Davis held his own in six starts for the Vikings, posting 35 tackles and grading out positively against the run. With Blake Martinez and Reggie Ragland sidelined, Davis will be part of a rotation with Lorenzo Carter and second-year LB Tae Crowder.
 

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Definitely not Nick Foles.... Eason will get his chance, good to see.

Colts signed QB Brett Hundley.
It's a sign the Colts expect an extended absence for Carson Wentz, who could miss the early part of the season if he undergoes surgery. The Colts are likely to keep three quarterbacks given Wentz's injury. Hundley will compete with Sam Ehlinger and UDFA Jalen Morton for a spot behind Jacob Eason.
 

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The Athletic's Nick Kosmider reported that Noah Fant's role in Denver's offense is "evolving" to include a wider variety of routes.
On Friday, Fant lined up from multiple spots in the formation and saw a varied array of routes, including a screen pass and an out route, on which he made deep sideline catch. As a rookie, Fant saw 18% of his snaps from the slot and 73% of his snaps as an inline tight end. Last year, in his first year in Pat Shurmur’s offense, his slot snaps declined to 11% and his inline snaps increased to 85%. There's plenty of room for Fant to be used more creatively. Given a crowded wide receiver room and uncertain quarterback play, an increase in slot and wide snaps would be a welcome boost to Fant's fantasy value.
 

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