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Tomlin: Steelers Have ‘Moved On’ after Early Vaccine Adoption



One of the major storylines around the NFL on Thursday was the adoption of the COVID-19 vaccine around the league, with the NFL rolling out an elaborate new policy to attempt to get more players to get vaccinated and star wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins questioning whether he’d rather retire than continue to play under the league’s policies.

All is quiet in Pittsburgh, though, as the Steelers are one of the most-vaccinated teams in the NFL and head coach Mike Tomlin said that honesty, his staff has moved on from the issue after getting near-universal compliance.

“We really kind of moved on, to be honest with you,” Tomlin said after the team’s first training camp practice on Thursday. “That’s why we wanted to be so proactive about addressing it, so we’re not spending a whole bunch of time thinking or talking about it. So, it’s a non-issue for us, thankfully, due to the efforts and willingness of our guys. We’re focused on football.”

According to an AP report last week the Steelers are among the seven NFL teams that had more than 85% of its players vaccinated. That means the Steelers have at most a dozen unvaccinated players.

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