On Thursday, gamers of the New York Giants grew to become the newest group to announce their intent to skip the voluntary offseason exercise program. They be part of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Cleveland Browns, New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks, Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears.
A press release from the New York Giants gamers: pic.twitter.com/MivsA9Ktcs
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“Our team is a strong, unified brotherhood of professionals who love the game of football and work year-round to perfect our craft. We also have to make the best decisions to protect our health and safety, which is why players on our team are exercising our CBA right to not attend in-person voluntary workouts,” Giants gamers mentioned in an announcement launched by the NFLPA.
“We stand in solidarity with players across our league who are making informed decisions with the help of our union, both in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and what the data shows about the benefits to our overall health and safety.”
This announcement comes amid a standoff between the NFL and NFLPA over offseason exercises and a want for them to be digital. It additionally comes lower than a day after the NFL introduced an altered offseason schedule which features a four-week digital part (part one) from April 19 via May 14.
From May 17 via May 21 is the scheduled second part and that features on-field non-contact drills. Giants gamers intend to skip that in addition to the voluntary 10-day OTAs which come throughout part three. After that would be the first obligatory a part of the offseason program — a minicamp in early June.
Following the 2021 NFL draft, the Giants additionally plan to conduct a three-day rookie minicamp.