On Saturday, a statement from the NFLPA was released on behalf of the Baltimore Ravens players.
A statement from the Baltimore Ravens players: pic.twitter.com/6FHGTO8kdM— NFLPA (@NFLPA) April 17, 2021
On Monday, the in-person voluntary offseason workout program is set to begin, hence why this was released on Saturday.
The Ravens are not the only program denying the in-person voluntary offseason workouts. Many teams are forgoing the voluntary offseason workouts, which is their right per the collective bargaining agreement (CBA).
Many franchises released statements at the same time, of similar degree. Many cited the virtual program last season to keep them safe and though they’re not preparing as a collective unit in-person, they still know how to keep themselves prepared for the upcoming 2021-2022 season.
While some make big news of this, overall, this is quite nothing in the grand scheme. Players likely want to continue enjoying their offseason and are uninterested in leaving their homes to complete voluntary workouts in person. They all likely have access to whatever training equipment they want. Like it says, these are voluntary workouts and if they didn’t want to attend, they are under no requirement to do so.