Washington begins training camp in Richmond

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RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) — The Washington Football Team is in Richmond this week for the start of training camp. Washington will only be in Richmond for this week and they will move their training camp to their training facility in Ashburn for the rest of camp next week. Washington is coming off an NFC East Division championship season. Ron Rivera is in his second year as head coach. When it comes to the COVID-19 vaccinations rate for Washington, Rivera isn’t pleased for his ball club. Rivera would only say the team is over 50 percent while the nearly half the league is at a 90 percent vaccination rate among their players.

“I think it’s frustrating. Especially in the fact that last year we were the No. 1 team against COVID. Our players took the challenge of staying inside the bubble, doing the things the right way and for the most part, you know we only had two situations. Both of them were guys who weren’t on the active 53, so it turned out to be a positive for us, as far as being COVID free. And now for whatever reason we have some reluctance to do that, to get the vaccine,” said Rivera.

Last week, the NFL informed clubs that if an outbreak among a team’s unvaccinated players occurs this season and the game can’t be rescheduled, it will be forfeited. Also players for both teams of a game that must be canceled due to COVID-19 will not be paid for that game.

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