Urban Meyer made some candid remarks about roster cuts this week that led to the NFL Players Association opening an investigation, and the Jacksonville Jaguars have now responded to the controversy.
Meyer told reporters on Tuesday that everything was considered when deciding which players to keep on the 53-man roster. He said that process included “is he vaccinated or not?” and that vaccination status was “certainly in consideration.”
On Wednesday, the Jaguars released a statement that insisted no player was released based on vaccination status alone. However, the team admitted that “availability is one of the many factors taken into account when making roster decisions.” You can read the full statement below.