The players of the other four NFL teams will personally avoid voluntary training due to the epidemic. Los Angeles Rams and Chargers, Atlanta Falcons and Miami Dolphins.
The players announced through their union that they were joining 11 other groups who had previously said they would not attend the sessions.
The players of the remaining 17 clubs are expected to announce their plans this weekend. Out-of-season sessions start on Monday, and on Wednesday the league sent a memorandum to all 32 teams saying the first four weeks of the volunteer program would be virtual. The plan is to then move on to individual work in team institutions.
Last year, off-season programs were all virtual, and the training camp was pushed back due to the COVID-19 epidemic.
Saying no this week to Super Bowl champions Buccaneers, Broncos, Seahawks, Giants, Bears, Raiders, Lions, Browns, Steelers and Patriots The planes said many of their players would avoid them.
Under the leadership of JC Tretter, president of the NFL Players’ Association Browns Center, the Dolphins said they would “be in solidarity with all league players who make informed decisions not to exercise their right to participate in this off-season voluntary individual training.”
Chargers added: “Last year we had a virtual season that protected us և our families from the epidemic, but it was also beneficial for our overall health and safety.”
Late last month, Tretter posted a strong statement on the NFLPA website calling for the elimination of things like organized teamwork և microcomputers.
“The good news for our sport is that although the NFL season seemed to be significantly different from previous years,” he wrote, “we learned that the game of football has not hurt its players more than ever by defending them.
“Our process is to go back to the science of what is safest for our boys, the many changes of the past year, such as off-season training / practice, as well as the extended climate of the training camp, no pre-season games to us. “Some of these changes are long-term, in the best interests of the game.”
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