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The Atlanta Falcons said Monday that the entire team is vaccinated against Covid-19, making them the first NFL franchise to be entirely inoculated against the disease.

Players can now forgo daily tests, mask-wearing and quarantines following close contact with people who test positive, the team said on its website.

The development was first reported by WSB-TV.

The team made the announcement nearly a month after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell warned teams with non-vaccinated players that they would have to forfeit games that are rescheduled or canceled because of outbreaks.

Players on both teams also wouldn’t get paid for those games, Goodell said in a memo to teams.

As of Saturday, all 32 of the league’s team had topped vaccination rates of 75 percent, with 15 teams above 95 percent, according to NBC Sports.

Tim Stelloh is a reporter for NBC News based in California.

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