Buffalo Payments WR Cole Beasley on reserve/COVID-19 listing; will miss sport in opposition to New England Patriots

BUFFALO, NY – Wide receiver Cole Beasley was added to the Reserve / COVID-19 list by the Buffalo Bills, becoming the fifth player on the active list and seventh overall on the list.

Beasley tested positive, a source confirmed by ESPN’s Field Yates, and remains unvaccinated. He will at least miss the game against the New England Patriots on Sunday and be out for at least 10 days. In an Instagram post on Tuesday night, Beasley said he was “fine with mild symptoms.”

The game against the Patriots will decide which team will take the lead in the AFC East race with the playoffs in just three weeks.

“Just to be clear, COVID doesn’t keep me out of this game. The rules are,” Beasley wrote on Instagram Tuesday. “Vaxxed players now play with Covid every week because they don’t test. One of my vaxxed teammates is in the hospital missing games. I’m sure he didn’t get the same energy. Thanks for those who support otherwise, if you don’t understand what is happening, then there is nothing that anyone can do for you. “

Teammate Jon Feliciano, who is also on the COVID-19 list, Posted on Twitter Tuesday that he “ended up in the emergency room on Sunday”. He appears to be the “hospitalized” teammate Beasley refers to in his post.

Left tackle Dion Dawkins, guard Feliciano, defensive end AJ Epenesa and linebacker Tyrel Dodson were added to the list last week. All four missed the team’s win against the Carolina Panthers, despite Epenesa being out with an ankle injury and being added to the list on Monday.

Beasley had previously been put on the COVID-19 list in August after being placed in close contact with a member of the team’s training staff, but tested negative at the time. Along with recipient Isaiah McKenzie, he was also fined for failing to wear masks at the facility.

Beasley was open about the COVID-19 vaccine on social media, but the slot recipient deleted his Twitter account during the season calling it a distraction.

“When I was here for the first time, I got away from it [social media]”And then things happen,” Beasley said in October. “And the problems we have and I just felt like I had to take responsibility for the guys who couldn’t.

“But it’s good for me to go back to where I wanted to be, and it’s not there. The real world is out here and not there. Most people say things there that you don’t want to hear. And that it is definitely a weight lifted and I feel like I did the right thing. “

Beasley pointed out that he had no problem with others being vaccinated, but instead directed the response to those who had chosen not to. On Twitter, he often got into conversation with fans and even teammates and spoke out against the protocols of the NFL and the NFLPA.

“I’m not against or for Vax – I’m for a choice,” Beasley said in July. “The problem is with withholding information from players in order to steer a player in a direction they may not be comfortable with.”

Before deleting his account, Beasley offered to buy tickets for fans at away games after vaccinations were required to attend games at Highmark Stadium and pointed out fans who booed him at Bills games.

Receiver Emmanuel Sanders is also currently struggling with a knee sprain that kept him out of the Panthers game last week and left him week after week. Despite Beasley’s absence, the Bills’ passage offense still has an abundance of weapons at its disposal. McKenzie will likely see more opportunities in the New England game without Beasley on the field.

Stefon Diggs is the top receiver, and Gabriel Davis has emerged as a strong number 2 with touchdowns in each of the last three games, in addition to tight end Dawson Knox is one of quarterback Josh Allen’s top targets in midfield.

Beasley has 76 receptions for 640 yards and one touchdown this year.

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