Oct 31, 2021; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley (11) runs with the ball against the Miami Dolphins during the second half at Highmark Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

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Unvaccinated Bills WR Cole Beasley tests positive, out 10 days

Wide receiver Cole Beasley tested positive for COVID-19 and is out for at least 10 days, leaving the Buffalo Bills without their second-leading receiver in a pivotal game with the New England Patriots this week.

Beasley, outspoken against the NFL’s vaccine mandate, must isolate from the team for 10 days from the date of his positive test Tuesday.

He has 76 receptions, second on the team to Stefon Diggs, and was targeted 101 times in the first 14 games this season.

The 32-year-old Beasley was booed by home fans in October and bit back with criticism of Bills’ supporters who apparently didn’t agree with his anti-vaccination position. Beasley drew the ire of some when he ripped the inability to choose his vaccine status at a press conference setting during training camp, saying he was doing his own research.

Beasley is likely to be replaced by Gabriel Davis, who has six TD receptions among 29 catches this season.

The 22-year-old Davis is averaging 16.2 yards per reception this season.

Based on NFL COVID policy for unvaccinated players, Beasley is eligible to return two days before the Week 17 matchup with the Atlanta Falcons.

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