NFLPA statements about skipping voluntary workouts now total 15 teams

Michael David Smith
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The NFL Players Association has released statements from the players on many NFL teams about skipping voluntary offseason workouts. But we still haven’t heard from most teams.

Specifically, the Rams, Dolphins, Jets, Chargers, Falcons, Steelers, Raiders, Giants, Browns, Bears, Patriots, Lions, Buccaneers, Seahawks and Broncos have said they are skipping workouts, although how many players will actually stay home remains to be seen. At least some of the players on all of those teams will likely attend voluntary offseason work.

We also know that the Cowboys had a players-only Zoom on Wednesday to discuss the matter and have still not released a statement. We don’t know what was decided at that team meeting, but it might be that there’s not enough support within the Cowboys’ locker room for the union’s position to justify releasing a statement.

As PFT has previously reported, four teams — the Packers, Bills, Jaguars and Chiefs — will not be asked to skip workouts because many players on those teams have workout bonuses in their contracts.

It’s unclear whether any more teams are planning to release statements through the union, or whether the 15 teams that have already done so are the only ones where the players support the union’s stance.

NFLPA statements about skipping voluntary workouts now total 15 teams originally appeared on Pro Football Talk