The NFL and NFL Players Association aren’t forcing players to receive COVID-19 vaccine shots to participate in organized team activities, mandatory minicamps, training camps, exhibition games or the regular season. However, reports surfaced last Friday that assistant coaches from at least four teams could lose their Tier 1 status because they hadn’t yet been vaccinated. Assistants who aren’t vaccinated by the end of this week could be prohibited from having any face-to-face contact with players and kept off of practice fields and out of meeting rooms.
According to Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk, Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer told reporters Tuesday that multiple assistants received their shots following last week’s warning. Mia O’Brien of First Coast News added: