Buffalo Bills WR Cole Beasley on the reserve/COVID-19 roster; will miss the game against the New England Patriots

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

Beasley has tested positive, a source confirmed to ESPN’s Field Yates, and has yet to be vaccinated. He will at least miss the match against New England Patriots Sunday and will be off for at least 10 days. In an Instagram post on Tuesday nightBeasley says he’s “feeling fine with mild symptoms.”

The match against the Patriots will decide which team takes the lead in the AFC East race with the knockout stages just three weeks away.

“Just to be clear COVID doesn’t stop me from being in this game. The rules are,” Beasley wrote Tuesday on Instagram. “Vaxxed players are playing with Covid weekly because they’re not testing. One of my vaxxed teammates is in the hospital losing games. I’m sure he didn’t have that kind of energy. Thank you for your support. Everyone else, if you don’t understand what’s going on, no one can do anything for you.”

Teammate Jon Feliciano, who is also on the COVID-19 list, posted on Twitter on Tuesday that he “went to the ER on Sunday.” He appears to be the “in hospital” teammate Beasley refers to in his post.

Solve on the left Dion Dawkins, defender Feliciano, defensive defender AJ Epenesa and linebacker Tyrel Dodson was added to the list last week. All four of them missed the previous team’s win Carolina Panthers, although Epenesa was sidelined with an ankle injury and was shortlisted Monday.

Beasley was previously placed on the COVID-19 list in August after being designated as a close contact with a member of the team’s coaching staff, but at the time had tested negative. He was also fined, along with the recipient Isaiah McKenzie, for not wearing a mask in the facility.

Beasley has been outspoken on social media about a COVID-19 vaccine, but the position receiver deleted his Twitter account during the season, calling it a distraction.

“When I first came here, I escaped [social media]And then things happened,” Beasley said in October. And the problems that we’re having, and I just feel like I need to be held accountable for the guys who can’t do it.

“But it’s good for me to be back where I want to be, and it’s not there. The real world is out here, not there. Most people say things up there that you don’t want to hear. And it sure is. Definitely a weight was lifted, and I felt I did the right thing.”

Beasley mentioned not having a problem with other people getting vaccinated, but instead aimed a response at those who chose not to. He often joins Twitter conversations with fans and even teammates, voicing his opposition to NFL and NFLPA protocols.

“I’m not against or for – I’m an advocate of choice,” Beasley said in July. “With that said, the current issue is that information is withheld from the player so that the player is manipulated in a direction he may not be comfortable with.”

Before deleting his account, Beasley offered to buy tickets for fans at away games following the mandatory vaccination to attend games at Highmark Stadium and he pointed to fans Graves are booing him at Bills games.

Receiver Emmanuel Sanders Currently also dealing with a knee sprain that kept him out of last week’s midweek game against the Panthers and has left him week after week. Despite Beasley’s absence, the Bills’ offense still had plenty of weapons on hand. McKenzie will likely be given an increased chance against New England without Beasley on the field.

Stefan Diggs is the top recipient and Gabriel Davis has emerged as a strong #2 pick with touchdowns in each of the past three, in addition to a tight finish Dawson Knox is one of the midfielders Josh Allenthe top goal in the middle of the field.

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

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