Broncos Players to Skip Voluntary Workouts
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the Denver Broncos players have announced that they will be unilaterally skipping the club's voluntary workouts, which were scheduled to begin next week.
The players' statement reads that "without adequate protocols in place in order for us players to return safely, we will be exercising our right to not participate in voluntary offseason workouts. COVID-19 remains a serious threat to our families and to our communities, and it makes no sense for us as players to put ourselves at risk during this dead period." The statement also notes that positivity rates in Denver are higher than they were in April of 2020, and that players have recently been infected at club facilities.
Per Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, the NFLPA has recommended that all players skip the league's voluntary workouts. This could set the stage for a completely virtual offseason for the second year in a row.
UPDATE: The Seattle Seahawks players have joined the Broncos' in skipping voluntary workouts.