About half the team showed up
Just last month the New York Giants’ players released a statement through the NFLPA and said that they would not attend the club’s voluntary offseason program.
“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. 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.”
Well, it looks some players don’t agree with the NFLPA’s stance.
Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network says that the Giants have had more than 40 players show up for the start of their offseason program on Monday.
Now about 17 of the over 40 players are guys returning from this past weekend’s rookie minicamp.
Paul Schwartz of the NY Post says about 45 players have shown up and some others are attending virtually. The coaches are only allowed to have 90 minutes of on the field work with the players, by the way.
With the Giants having 90 players on their roster right now, about half of their roster showed up. This isn’t a big deal since there weren’t any in person workouts last year. All that matters is that no one gets injured.
We do know that the Giants’ defensive backs are working out down in Florida with safety Logan Ryan.
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