Combing a few things, the Buffalo Bills might be among NFL teams that have the least-amount of players vaccinated against COVID-19.
Bills general manager Brandon Beane has expressed a few times this offseason that the team is in the 80 percent range in terms of the number of players in Buffalo that have received a vaccine. He did so as recently as Tuesday.
Factoring that into a report via The Washington Post, whatever that exact number might be puts the Bills in the bottom-four.
As of Tuesday, the Washington Football Team saw their vaccinated players total hit 90 percent. Combined in the entire NFL, 92.7 percent of players have been vaccinated.
Then comes a final note: There are only four teams in the NFL that have a vaccination rate below 89 percent.
According to Beane, the Bills are below that, therefore, Buffalo is likely among the least-vaccinated teams in the league currently.
This note came about on the same day where the Bills had to send multiple players home due to a COVID safety protocol.
A training staff member tested positive for the virus early this week. No players did, however, if an unvaccinated player is deemed to be in “close contact” with someone who does test positive, they have to be sent home and must quarantine for five days.
Among players having to do so was wide receiver Cole Beasley, who was vocally against being required to receive a COVID vaccine via his social media channels this summer.
Beasley went onto to say he is “pro choice” as opposed to anti-vaccine at the start of training camp.
With the regular season just around the corner, it’s unlike that vaccination numbers within a team will shift much.
Regardless of opinion on the vaccine, Western New Yorkers will hope that the Bills avoid any problems with the virus causing players to have to quarantine this season.
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