Bears, Giants, seven other teams decline to participate in voluntary offseason workouts amid NFLPA urging
Through the NFLPA, players from nine different NFL teams, including the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Seattle Seahawks, New England Patriots and New York Giants; have issued statements expressing their intent to forgo participating in voluntary offseason workouts. The statements were released amid NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith and president JC Tretter issuing a letter to players encouraging them to not attend voluntary workouts because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Each of the following teams has expressed solidarity with the plan to skip workouts: The Bears, Broncos, Browns, Buccaneers, Giants, Lions, Patriots, Raiders and Seahawks.
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