The Las Vegas Raiders are three days away from starting the NFL regular season, but they are already winning.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal has reported the team is now 100-percent vaccinated against the coronavirus.
FYI: Per source the @Raiders are now 100 percent vaccinated.— Vincent Bonsignore (@VinnyBonsignore) September 10, 2021
Reportedly, the Raiders are the third team to achieve full-vaccination status, joining the Atlanta Falcons and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. According to NFL chief medical officer Allen Sills this week, 93.5 percent of the 2,208 players in the league are vaccinated.
If the Raiders are, indeed, 100 percent vaccinated that would mean linebacker Denzel Perryman and running back Jalen Richard got vaccinated. Both had previously publicly stated their stance against it. After coming to the Raiders in a trade recently, Perryman said he was considering getting the jab.
There are great benefits for players and teams if players are vaccinated. Those players have much more freedom than unvaccinated players. So, having the full team vaxxed, eliminates some obstacles for Jon Gruden’s squad.
Kudos to all.
UPDATE: An NFL source confirmed to Silver and Black Pride on Friday that the Raiders are currently 100 percent vaccinated. That counts the current 53-man roster and the 16-member practice squad. Players on the injured reserve don’t count. So, Richard’s status is not part of the current equation. Thus, the vaccination rate for every team is subject to change weekly.