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Ravens achieve 90% vaccination rate heading into training camp

Ahead of training camp, the Ravens are approaching full vaccination status

Baltimore Ravens Mandatory Minicamp Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images

The Baltimore Ravens have achieved 90% vaccination status going into training camp. This news breaks as the CDC is recommending mask usage indoors again amidst an outbreak due to the delta-variation of COVID-19.

Earlier this week, the NFL released a memo that informed clubs of potential fines, forfeitures and other implications due to COVID outbreaks throughout the 2021 season.

There are also a litany of clubhouse restrictions that have been put in place, including $14,650 fines for each violation of COVID-19 protocols. With two teams reportedly under 50% vaccination, there are both competitive and safety concerns in certain clubhouses. Washington Football Team head coach Ron Rivera has recently expressed mounting frustration with his club.

Baltimore dealt with a COVID-19 outbreak last season which altered their schedule, resulting in a rare Wednesday afternoon game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, when over 20 players were placed on the COVID-19 reserve list. The NFL has recently stated that they will not be adding a 19th week in the event of forfeitures. Head coach John Harbaugh has advocated for players to take the proper measures and precautions to avoid the virus, even handing out shirts that read, “Stay Positive, Test Negative, PLAY LIKE A RAVEN.”

While running back Gus Edwards is being placed on a 10-day quarantine after testing positive for the virus, at least 81 other Ravens are vaccinated with the Ravens having such a high vaccination rate and they should be able to avoid fines or forfeitures throughout the offseason and into the regular season.