85 percent of Dolphins, Saints players fully vaccinated or in the process

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Saints head coach Sean Payton said recently that he is confident that the team would reach the threshold of 85 percent of players fully vaccinated and a report on Thursday indicates he had good reason to feel that way.

Albert Breer of SI.com reports and PFT has confirmed that the Saints are one of two teams that have 85 percent of their players either fully vaccinated or on the way to reaching that status. The Dolphins are the other team in that category.

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said this week that he didn’t know the exact percentage of the team’s players that have been vaccinated, but said “what I understand we’re tops in the league in terms of this process.” Based on Thursday’s report, the Steelers wouldn’t be at the very top of the list but word this week was that there are three teams with 70 or more players with at least one dose of the vaccine.

Teams that have 85 percent of their players fully vaccinated are expected to have relaxed protocols this summer and during the season, although the full nature of those relaxations have not been announced. The league did announce that there will be much greater restrictions on unvaccinated players than their vaccinated brethren this week.

24 responses to “85 percent of Dolphins, Saints players fully vaccinated or in the process

  1. Newfound respect for both these organizations. Hopefully they’ll start a league-wide trend.

  2. Finally, we’re among the top in the NFL in something other than our playoff win drought.

  3. In other words, get the vaccine and we won’t test your team for PED’s… The NFLPA agrees with this message.

  4. Would have guessed Pats would be near the top. But numbers will be more meaningful after pre-season cuts.

  5. The NFL mandates are working.
    Good — now we can be entertained!
    Let’s get every American business on board so we isolate the idiots who think they have a right to choose!

  6. “Nunya”.. WRONG. “No one cares.” …also, clearly, wrong. You are allowed to live in your own world, free of facts and (some) consequences so long as it’s just you on your own. Once you get a job or otherwise contribute to a team, then you follow the rules and regulations of your industry/employment or you are free to find another job. You can give a health or religious reason not to get vaccinated in the NFL, so yeah it is their business whether the players are getting vaccinated. And you better believe people (other than you) DO care. About 600,000 Americans have died from this virus so far. Just because you don’t care, that doesn’t mean “no one” cares.

  7. CDC website says fatality rate from virus is 0.017 of 1% or 99.8% of people that have had the virus……. are still alive and well.

  8. In 17 months , 3,883,424 deaths worldwide. Yearly deaths from pneumonia, 4,200,000

  9. Pneumonia is a common respiratory infection,[2] affecting approximately 450 million people a year and occurring in all parts of the world.[3] It is a major cause of death among all age groups, resulting in 1.4 million deaths in 2010 (7% of the world’s yearly total) and 3.0 million deaths in 2016 (the 4th leading cause of death in the world).[

  10. says:
    June 17, 2021 at 2:31 pm
    The NFL mandates are working.
    Good — now we can be entertained!
    Let’s get every American business on board so we isolate the idiots who think they have a right to choose!

    EBOLA

  11. ogre4nerds says:
    June 17, 2021 at 2:36 pm
    “Nunya”.. WRONG. “No one cares.” …also, clearly, wrong. You are allowed to live in your own world, free of facts and (some) consequences so long as it’s just you on your own. Once you get a job or otherwise contribute to a team, then you follow the rules and regulations of your industry/employment or you are free to find another job. You can give a health or religious reason not to get vaccinated in the NFL, so yeah it is their business whether the players are getting vaccinated. And you better believe people (other than you) DO care. About 600,000 Americans have died from this virus so far. Just because you don’t care, that doesn’t mean “no one” cares.
    ******************************************************************************************
    Thank you so much for your intelligent and eloquent comment. My thoughts exactly.

  12. Getting vaccinated is basically a pass/fail IQ test. If someone who hasn’t played pro football tries to tell a NFL player anything about football they will say you don’t know what your talking about. I’m the expert so I know better than you. But now when medical professionals who are among the best in their field tell them the vaccine is safe they ignore them and think they know better because of something they read on the internet. It’s dumb,dangerous,selfish and hypocritical Vaccinations have been around for decades. It’s not new science. Maybe it wasn’t tested for as long as the polio vaccine was but the testing itself is much much better than what was done back then. Trust the experts not the conspiracy theorists and do what is best for your family,team and country.

  13. charliewaffles2020 says:
    June 17, 2021 at 2:53 pm
    In 17 months , 3,883,424 deaths worldwide. Yearly deaths from pneumonia, 4,200,000

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    So if you get pneumonia this winter will you refuse to take the antibiotics prescribed by your dr? If you want to be an idiot, be a logically consistent one.

  14. farvergnugen says:
    June 17, 2021 at 4:00 pm
    charliewaffles2020 says:
    June 17, 2021 at 2:53 pm
    In 17 months , 3,883,424 deaths worldwide. Yearly deaths from pneumonia, 4,200,000

    ————————————————————
    So if you get pneumonia this winter will you refuse to take the antibiotics prescribed by your dr? If you want to be an idiot, be a logically consistent one.

    my point is pneumonia is more deadly than covid, and occurs year, after year, after year.

  15. But covid can be stopped with vaccines, Charlie. So why not freaking stop it.

  16. Post something implying the vaccine is good, get ratio’d on this comment board. America in a nutshell, really. Hell, my 12-year-old is now vaccinated and so should all of you!

  17. Shinnbone says:
    June 17, 2021 at 2:46 pm
    CDC website says fatality rate from virus is 0.017 of 1% or 99.8% of people that have had the virus……. are still alive and well.

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    ::facepalm:: It’s .017 of 100% (not 1%) which makes it 98.3% will survive. Being well is also a different story. 1/3rd of covid patients who aren’t hospitalized will have ongoing health issues weeks and months after their original diagnosis. The percentage of people with long term issues is even higher if you were hospitalized.

  18. Shinnbone says:
    June 17, 2021 at 2:46 pm
    CDC website says fatality rate from virus is 0.017 of 1% or 99.8% of people that have had the virus……. are still alive and well.
    _______________

    It is interesting how you people claim that the CDC precautions against the virus are totally ridiculous, and the FDA’s emergency use approval of the vaccines is totally incompetent. Yet when you believe that the CDC statistics support your position you cite them as the absolute gospel. Your ilk really needs to decide if you believe science or not.

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