COVID-19 vaccine remains hot topic for Bills as season approaches |

COVID-19 vaccine remains hot topic for Bills as season approaches

Carly Mascitti
Created: June 02, 2021 06:51 PM

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WHEC) — The Buffalo Bills held OTA practice in Highmark Stadium on Wednesday. The setting might have been different than a typical practice, but the conversation remained the same. The COVID-19 vaccine is still a hot topic as the upcoming season approaches.

"I'm just not answering any questions that have anything to do with the vaccine," said Bills safety Jordan Poyer.

As the NFL continues to update COVID-19 protocols and create incentives for its players to get vaccinated, the nine-year veteran says the Bills are focusing elsewhere.

"I'm gonna tell you the guys right now in the locker room are focused on football. That's the answer I'm gonna give you. Guys, right now, are focused on football," Poyer said. 

Although Poyer would not elaborate beyond that, he did share his thoughts on traveling to St. John Fisher College versus holding training camp in Orchard Park.

"I like camp at St. John Fisher, and I like camp here. They're two totally different places. Camp here, you get all of the facility. Camp there, obviously, you get the comradery of the guys staying, but, at the end of the day, that's not my decision to make. I'm just here with my team right now," Poyer said.

More specifically to practice, Emmanuel Sanders finally made his way to One Bills Drive. Stefon Diggs and Devin Singletary returned to practice. Those headlining the list of players who have not returned to practice yet include Jerry Hughes, Mario Addison and Star Lotulelei.

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