Pete Carroll hoping for fully-vaccinated roster ahead of Seahawks camp

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The National Football League will not be mandating players to receive the COVID-19 vaccine before the start of the season but coach Pete Carroll is hoping the Seahawks will have a fully-vaccinated roster heading into training camp later this summer.

“Ideally, we’d like everybody to be vaccinated before we report to camp just to make it as safe as possible for everyone,” Carroll said during his press conference following last Thursday’s OTA. “I’ve had some that some conversation with guys, we brought in Vin Gupta, he came in and talked to our guys about it and gave a real big pitch, and we’ve had some opportunities for the families also to get vaccinated, just to keep the message alive and keep it moving.

“So we’ve got a ways to go here, but our goal is to get everybody vaccinated before we start it up.”

Training camp doesn’t kick off until the last week of July, so Carroll has the rest of OTAs and June’s mandatory minicamp to keep spreading his message.

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