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A number of Jets players will be exercising their right to not attend voluntary in-person workouts this offseason amid the pandemic.

The rift between the NFL and its players in regard to this offseason’s voluntary in-person workouts continues. Numerous teams’ players have exercised their CBA right to opt-out of the workouts, with players of the Jets becoming the latest to do so.

The NFL Players Association released a statement via Twitter Friday afternoon.

Giants players announced Thursday, through the NFL Players Association, that they would also be opting out of the in-person workouts.

Many players wish to not attend these workouts in order to remain safe during a pandemic that still lingers throughout this country. The Players Association recommends that the players don’t attend any of the voluntary in-person workouts held.

Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reported Wednesday that the league recently altered its offseason plan, with Phase 1 of the program (no on-field work) commencing on Monday, April 19. Phase 2 (May 17-21) would begin the on-field portion and Phase 3 would be a four-week period from May 24-June 18 that includes the mandatory minicamp.

Pelissero then stated the Players Association sent a letter to players Wednesday night portraying its displeasure over the league’s lack of a plan towards player safety when it came to the offseason program’s modification.

Other teams that employ players who will be exercising this CBA right not to attend voluntary in-person workouts include the Steelers, Falcons, Raiders, Browns, Bears, Patriots, Lions, Buccaneers, Seahawks, and Broncos. Expect players from additional teams to follow suit.

Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.