MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Vikings will play at U.S. Bank Stadium for the first time on Sunday afternoon when the team hosts the San Diego Chargers in their nationally televised third preseason game. But while it’s the first time the $1.1 billion stadium will stage an NFL game for its main tenant, it’s already the fourth major event inside the facility’s walls this month.
The law, enacted earlier this year, requires transgender people to use bathrooms that correspond to the sex on their birth certificates.
The law applies only to bathrooms in government buildings, public schools and public universities. It does not apply to private universities, and private companies are allowed to implement any policy they choose.
Opponents of the law argue the measure limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people.
If Siemian holds serve and is named the regular-season starter — and if, after Saturday’s game, the Broncos think they’ve seen enough from Lynch to make him the No. 2 quarterback — it’s unclear what it would mean for Sanchez. If he was the No. 3 and remained on the roster he would be the team’s highest-paid quarterback and a game-day inactive.
If the Broncos decide on a Siemian-Lynch depth chart, they could also try to trade Sanchez. He is set to be an unrestricted free agent at season’s end, so a team would only be taking on the last year of his current contract.
“He probably won’t be in there a whole lot, but he’s scheduled to play,” Ryan said. “I think he had a good day today [in practice].”
Watkins has participated in the majority of training camp practices since being taken off the active/physically unable to perform list Aug. 8, although he was held out of both of the Bills’ first two preseason contests.
The third-year receiver underwent foot surgery this offseason that kept him out of organized team activities, mandatory minicamp and the first week of training camp.
While Brady was scheduled to start in the team’s second preseason game Aug. 18 against the Chicago Bears, he sliced his right thumb on a pair of scissors before the game, according to a source, and was held out. After the game, Belichick said, “I made the decision for him not to play tonight.”
With Brady not at practice, it left just Jimmy Garoppolo and rookie Jacoby Brissett at quarterback.
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