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NFL coaches address COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in locker rooms: 'Do your research, talk to doctors'

As NFL coaches confront substantial job roadblocks without COVID-19 vaccinations, players face no such restrictions.

Players gathering for OTAs and minicamps aren't required to be vaccinated. They won't be in the fall when the games start. And many of them reportedly aren't. That's left some coaches compelled to persuade vaccine hesitant players to reconsider their stances — a tricky proposition in a world where misinformation widely informs critical decisions.

Two players who aren't vaccinated spoke out Wednesday about their decisions. Both of them did so as their respective coaches addressed vaccine hesitancy in locker rooms.