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After Deshaun Watson of the Houston Texans was named to the NFL’s Top 100 Players list, the league released an unsettling video.

Before to the 2021 season, the NFL is in the midst of releasing its Top 100 players list.
Deshaun Watson, the quarterback for the Houston Texans, is highlighted extensively for the second year in a row.
According to the league’s announcement on Sunday afternoon, Watson is rated 18th.
Many people were perplexed by the accolade.
In 22 civil lawsuits and ten criminal complaints, Watson has been accused of sexual misconduct and assault.
So why is Watson listed among the NFL’s top 100 players?
It wasn’t the NFL’s decision, to be sure.
The players, not the league or NFL Network, vote on the annual Top 100.
For the fourth year in a row, the players chose Watson, who led the NFL with 4,823 passing yards last season.
His career-high ranking of 18 is the highest of his career.
MORE: What you need to know about Deshaun Watson’s lawsuits That said, the NFL was clearly not pleased with Watson’s inclusion on the list, or at the very least, it didn’t congratulate him on his accomplishment.
Instead, the league created an extremely unsettling video to go along with the award.
It opened with this comment from the narrator: “Nobody knows when Deshaun Watson will take the field again.” It had zero player interviews, which are usually a hallmark of the rankings.
His future is in doubt.
But his talent is undeniable.” See the entire 87-second video on the NFL’s YouTube channel.
It’s impossible to hold the NFL responsible for the video, but given the claims against Watson, it’s worth considering why it was made at all.
The league could have simply confirmed his inclusion on the list and went on with its business.
The NFL has yet to decide whether or not to sanction Watson for breaching the league’s personal conduct rules, and a decision is unlikely to be made anytime soon.
Watson’s lawyer, Rusty Hardin, stated that the league has not yet contacted Watson or his legal counsel.
According to Yahoo Sports, “the NFL frequently tries to avoid contacting the defendant and his lawyers and seeking evidence from them until the criminal investigation is completed.”
“Historically, they’ve wanted to avoid interfering with criminal investigations.”
When the criminal inquiry is over, they will proceed with their own separate follow-up.
I’ve had no interaction with the NFL other than a phone call to say, ‘When the time is right, we will completely comply.’
‘You let us know,’ and that is exactly what will happen.”

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Ronnie Lott was driven by the murmurs of prior NFL greats when he was ranked No. 19 — ‘He was a destroyer.’

The Athletics’ initiative to select the 100 greatest players in football history is known as the NFL 100.
We’ll reveal new members of the list every day until the season starts, starting with the No.
On Wednesday, September 1st, one player will be crowned.
8.”Get off my grass!” grumpy old men have been yelling since after WWII, when suburban lawns began to sprout across the American landscape.
In the late 1970s, a teen Ronnie Lott received the treatment in a posh Los Angeles neighborhood, and as tough as he was, it sent shivers down his spine.
That’s because the message wasn’t delivered by a doddery old man with a pair of pruning shears.
Lott had just begun off at USC,”I must have been 18 or 19,” he said. He and roommate Marcus Allen had heard about a massive party Brown was hosting in Beverly Hills and decided to see if they could get in.
Lott recalls queuing outside with a swarm of would-be partygoers expecting to bask in the radiance of Brown, who had been out of football for more than a decade and had lately appeared in films alongside Raquel Welch and Jacqueline Bisset.
Lott felt a strong tap on his shoulder at that point.
“Hey!” he said as he looked up and saw Brown.
Get out of my lawn!
During a phone conversation with The Athletic, Lott recalled two events.
Lott took in the man’s pure magnificence — the big hands, the boulder-like shoulders — and realized the amount of work he’d have to put in to become an NFL legend in his own right.

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Falcons eliminated two unvaccinated players to reach a 100% COVID-19 vaccination percentage, according to reports.

The Atlanta Falcons made waves on Monday when they announced that all of their players have been vaccinated against COVID-19.
Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk provided an update on the subject on Thursday.
According to Florio, the Falcons eliminated two unvaccinated players as part of their recent roster cutting, bringing the team’s immunization percentage to 100%.
Since the spring, both the NFL and the NFL Players Association have stated that players cannot be forced to acquire coronavirus vaccines in order to preserve their roster positions, but it has been generally assumed for months that so-called “fringe” or “bubble” players may be cut during training camp and/or the preseason if they refused to get one of the available and safe vaccines.

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As No. 22 on the NFL 100, Brett Favre stood out the most, but he made sure everyone fit in.

Billy Joe Tolliver can’t recall laughing harder than when his new Atlanta Falcons teammate, Brett Favre, made an unannounced visit in a hotel hallway before a game versus Washington at the old RFK Stadium during the 1991 NFL season.
Tolliver stated, “I mean, I thought I was going to die, I’ve never laughed so hard.”
This could be the funniest Favre story shared here on the occasion of his No. 1 ranking.
The Athletics are ranked 22nd in the NFL 100.
To be honest, where Favre ranks on such a list doesn’t matter much to the players who played beside him in 302 games for the Atlanta Falcons, Green Bay Packers, New York Jets, and Minnesota Vikings over the course of 20 seasons.
The 71,838 yards passing, 508 touchdowns, and 336 interceptions don’t count as much to Favre’s football brothers as the teammate whose ability to connect with each of them off the field, regardless of background, inspired them on it.
“As a player, I don’t think you’ll ever see another Brett Favre, and here’s why,” said LeRoy Butler, a former Green Bay safety.
“When he got into this locker room, he fit in with everyone: the African-Americans, the white people, the older guys, the younger guys playing Atari and SEGA Genesis, the rookies, the coaches, the towel guys, the guys who walk around with the giant tweezers to pick up the dirty stuff — everybody.”
“He lived two houses down from the house I bought in Green Bay, so he had to drive by my house to go to his house,” said Tyrone Williams, a third-round pick in 1996, the year Favre won the second of his three consecutive MVP awards.

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The Atlanta Falcons are the first NFL club to achieve a vaccination rate of 100 percent.

The Atlanta Falcons are the first NFL team to achieve a 100% vaccination rate. The Atlanta Falcons have completed their team-wide COVID-19 vaccination. All of the Atlanta Falcons’ players have gotten the COVID-19 vaccine, making them the first NFL team to do so.
Because of their vaccination status, the players will not be subjected to daily testing and will not be required to wear masks while visiting the team’s facilities.
The COVID-19 immunizations have been a cause of dispute for some in the league, as a few of the league’s top players have resisted reporting their status publicly.
After navigating various scheduling changes last season to carry out its full slate of games, the Falcons will be able to field a full-strength line-up at their home Mercedes Benz Stadium during the next season. The NFL told teams last month that COVID-19 outbreaks among non-vaccinated players during the 2021 season might lead to forfeits and loss of pay if games cannot be rescheduled.
All NFL coaches, front-office executives, equipment managers, and scouts must be vaccinated.
The defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ head coach, Bruce Arians, told reporters earlier this month that he expects his team to be close to 100 percent vaccinated for their season opener against the Dallas Cowboys on September 9.
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The Las Vegas Raiders will require all fans attending home games to show proof of vaccination beginning September 13 against Baltimore. pic.twitter.com/LMXsKIcFZB — Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) August 17, 2021 The Las Vegas Raiders will require all fans attending home games to show proof of vaccination beginning September 13 against Baltimore.
Before to home games, the Raiders will provide fans the chance to get immunizations on site at Allegiant Stadium.
Those who receive immunizations at the stadium must wear masks for two weeks after receiving their second shot.
Follow along with preseason updates at skysports.com/nfl and on Twitter @SkySportsNFL.

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Sammy Baugh, at No. 23 on the NFL 100, could throw it but excelled at so much more.

The Athletics’ initiative to select the 100 greatest players in football history is known as the NFL 100.
We’ll reveal new members of the list every day until the season starts, starting with the No.
On Wednesday, September 1st, one player will be crowned.
8.It would be impressive, very impressive, if a team could throw four touchdown passes, intercept four passes, and trap an opponent on the 1-yard line with an 81-yard punt in a single game.
Sammy Baugh, sometimes known as “Slingin Sammy,” was one of the most accomplished passers of all time in many ways.
Yet he was also a Hall of Fame-caliber safety and punter for the Washington Redskins.

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The Atlanta Falcons are the first NFL team to be 100% COVID-vaccinated.

The Atlanta Falcons revealed on Monday that all of their players had received COVID-19 vaccinations, making them the first NFL team to do so.
On July 23, the Falcons reached a 92% vaccination percentage, meaning that every player on the roster is now immune to the virus.
“Each participant will now profit from the ability to work out and eat together.”
They won’t have to test every day, wear masks throughout the facility, or isolate anyone who comes into close contact with someone who tests positive,” according to the team’s website.
According to a statement released earlier this summer, NFL players are not obligated to obtain the COVID-19 vaccination, but teams might potentially forfeit a game if an outbreak among unvaccinated players occurs.
Commissioner Roger Goodell wrote in a document obtained by The Associated Press, “As we learned last year, we can play a full season if we maintain a solid commitment to following to our health and safety rules and making necessary adjustments in reaction to changing situations.”
“If a game cannot be rescheduled and is canceled due to a COVID epidemic among non-vaccinated players on one of the competing teams,” the document stated, “the team with the outbreak will forfeit and be assumed to have played 16 games for reasons of draft, waiver priority, and so on.”
PRO BOWL KICKER YOUNGHOE KOO’S VEHICLE HAS BEEN STOLEN, AND ALL HE WOULD LIKE IS HIS CLEATS BACK Members on both teams will not be paid if the game cannot be made up.
CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, all 32 NFL teams had vaccination rates above 75% as of Saturday.
At least 15 teams scored higher than 95%.
Paulina Dedaj of Fox News contributed to this article.

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The Falcons are the first team in the NFL to achieve a 100% COVID-19 vaccination rate.

In recent years, the Atlanta Falcons have become a punchline in NFL circles due to their on-field antics.
Theyre No. 1 when it comes to one crucial subject, however.
1 (and deserve a pat on the back for their efforts): We have achieved a COVID-19 immunization rate of 100%.
The Atlanta Falcons claim they now have a 100% COVID-19 immunization rate. https://t.co/9stG5womHQ — Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) August 16, 2021
If this is correct, they will be the first NFL team to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Not only is having a fully vaccinated team an crucial milestone for the league, but it also represents a big turnaround for the Falcons.
As you recall, Atlanta’s football team was the first in the NFL to get a positive COVID test during the season.
You may recall that it occurred shortly before the Falcons’ game versus the Bears.
A month after that occurrence, the team was shut down again due to COVID.
In conclusion, it is encouraging to hear this news from the Falcons.
The Bears were doing well on the vaccine front last we heard.
GM Ryan Pace stated that he believed the squad had already reached (or exceeded!) the 85 percent vaccination rate.
While the squad had a few players on the Reserve/COVID-19 list at one point, everyone was off the list by the time last Saturday’s game started.
On multiple occasions this summer, we’ve addressed the benefits, incentives, and competitive advantages of NFL players taking the COVID-19 vaccine.
We’ve also talked about the dangers for teams if unvaccinated players or personnel lead to a team-wide outbreak and game postponement.
The Bears should keep climbing for their own health and safety, as well as to avoid any competitive disadvantages.
Finally, witnessing the Falcons reach their goal of 100 percent puts things into perspective for me.
Perhaps it will have the same effect on others.

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The Falcons are the first NFL club to have all of their players vaccinated.

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP National Sports)
(AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have become the first NFL team to have completed COVID-19 immunizations for all of its players.
The Falcons had more than 90% of its players vaccinated when training camp began, and they verified on Monday that they had attained 100%.
The Falcons were the first team in the NFL to attain 100%.
Atlanta becomes the first team in the league to allow all of its players to eat and train together without wearing masks around the facility.

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Even his Lions O-linemen were taken aback by Barry Sanders’ huge runs at No. 27 on the NFL 100.

The Athletics’ initiative to select the 100 greatest players in football history is known as the NFL 100.
We’ll reveal new members of the list every day until the season starts, starting with the No.
On Wednesday, September 1st, one player will be crowned.
8.Running a football team is frequently reduced to a numbers game.
When an offense can put a hat on a hat — that is, account for every defender in the box with a blocker — it usually feels good about its ground game prospects.
Flip that setup to give the defense the upper hand?
Quarterbacks usually bail when facing a pass, but that isn’t always the case with the run-and-shoot strategy.