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Over 90% of Steelers Players Fully Vaccinated



More than 90% of the Pittsburgh Steelers players have been vaccinated, according to a report by NFL Network.

The Steelers, who have been among the NFL’s leaders in vaccination rates all offseason, are one of 14 such teams that have exceeded the 90% threshold, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero and Aditi Kinkhabwala reported on Tuesday.

Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert declined to give a specific figure for his team’s vaccination rate when speaking with the local media on Tuesday.

The Steelers, who reported for training camp a week earlier than the rest of the league due to playing in the Hall of Fame Game against the Dallas Cowboys, have been having their unvaccinated players wear neon yellow/green bracelets to denote their status.

RBs Harris, Snell among Unvaccinated Steelers Wearing Wristbands at Practice

Players that have gotten one shot or are not within the two-week waiting period after receiving the second shot are not included in the Steelers’ 90% threshold or wristband protocol.

Players that remain unvaccinated will be forced to maintain the league’s restrictive COVID-19 mitigation procedures from the 2020 season, including daily testing, PPE wear, social distancing and gathering restrictions. Players found to be in violation of those rules will be fined over $14,000 by the NFL.

NFL to Fine Unvaccinated Players $14K for Violations of Protocol

The NFLPA has taken issue with the league’s wristband policy of identifying unvaccinated players.

Report: NFL, NFLPA at Odds over Wristbands for Unvaccinated Players

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