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Ron Rivera Presser: Samuel didn’t practice because of the rain; Fitzpatrick throwing with anticipation

Ron Rivera speaks with the media after Sunday morning’s practice in Ashburn

It was pouring rain when practice started on Monday, so, according to coach Rivera, the decision was made to hold Curtis Samuel out of practice despite him being healthy. The coach said he was just being cautious.

On a day when Ron Rivera’s remarks to Albert Breer were making headlines across the nation’s sports pages, Rivera addressed his concerns about how vaccination information is being disseminated. Here are some of his comments from his interview with Breer:

“Gen Z is relying on this,” Rivera told Breer, referring to a phone. “And you got some, quite frankly, fucking assholes that are putting a bunch of misinformation out there, leading people to die. That’s frustrating to me, that these people are allowed to have a platform. And then, one specific news agency, every time they have someone on, I’m not a doctor, but the vaccines don’t work. Or I’m not an epidemiologist, but vaccines are going to give you a third nipple and make you sterile. Come on. That, to me? That should not be allowed.”

His frustration seems to be growing, or at least the coach is becoming more publicly vocal about it.

Coach also talked about DB Benjamin St-Juste, QB Kyle Allen, and defensive coverage techniques.

Three more players need to be trimmed from the roster by 4pm on Tuesday, but that was not a topic for today’s press conference.

Practicing in the rain

Ryan Fitzpatrick

Curtis Samuel


Ben Juice

Preseason snaps for Kyle Allen

DB coverage techniques