Players from the Denver Broncos, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Seattle Seahawks will not report to their respective team facilities next week to begin voluntary offseason workouts, the teams said in statements released by the NFL Players Association on Tuesday.
In their statement, the Broncos players cited rising COVID-19 positivity rates in Denver, as well as the lack of "adequate protocols in place."
The players voted to take this action and notified Vic Fangio earlier Tuesday morning that the vote had taken place, according to sources.
The Seahawks players issued a similar statement in which they noted, "The NFLPA has provided us with thorough research and information regarding our safety as players as we enter voluntary workouts this year, especially the benefits on our health and safety from a virtual off-season last year. After considering all the facts, we as a team have decided to make a decision that is uncomfortable but necessary."
Offseason programs are scheduled to begin April 19 leaguewide, at which point daily testing for players and staff will commence.