Lions Players Refuse to Attend Voluntary Offseason Workouts

Detroit Lions players will not attend voluntary offseason workouts.
Detroit Lions players will not attend voluntary offseason workouts. / Rey Del Rio/Getty Images

With the COVID 19 pandemic really hitting in March 2020, last year's NFL offseason was an unusual one. Teams were largely forced to hold "virtual offseasons" rather than meeting and practicing in person.

Teams are trying to get back to in-person offseason activities in 2021, but many players are refusing.

Through the NFL Player's Association (NFLPA), the Detroit Lions players have announced that none of them will be attending any voluntary offseason workouts.

The Lions are not the first team to take this stance, either. Similar statements were released on behalf of Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos players on Tuesday.

The Lions will be looking to build chemistry with a new quarterback and new head coach this season, but they have elected to take a strong stance on this issue.

With these just being voluntary workouts, it will be interesting to see what happens once training camp practices roll around.

FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds have the Lions as heavy +2700 underdogs to win the NFC North in 2021.

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