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Meyer: Vaccination Status Considered During Jaguars Player Cuts

Michael Ainsworth
Associated Press
Jacksonville Jaguars Head Coach Urban Meyer, center, watches play against the Dallas Cowboys in the first half of a preseason NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021.

Jaguars coach Urban Meyer went through his first full batch of player cuts this week and knew it was going to be tough.

WJCT News partner News4Jax reported one of the areas of consideration that factored into keeping or cutting a player — their vaccination status.

“Everyone was considered,” Meyer said Tuesday. “That was part of the production, let’s start talking about this, and then also is he vaccinated or not. Can I say that that was a decision maker? It was certainly in consideration.”

That’s the norm in the NFL these days, especially with the amount of restrictions placed on unvaccinated players by both the NFL and the NFL Players Association.

According to Pro Football Talk, Meyer’s comments have drawn the attention of the Players Association.

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