Originally Posted by jksmith269
Section 1. Voluntary Workouts: No player shall be required to attend or participate in any off‑season workout program or classroom instruction of a Club other than as provided in Article XXXVI (Minicamps). Any other Club off‑season workout programs and classroom instruction sessions shall be voluntary and take place in the manner and time period set forth in this Article.
[View Full Quote]Section 2. Time Periods: (a) Subject to the limitations in subsection (b) below, from the end of the previous NFL season until the opening of training camp, Clubs may schedule or conduct off-season workout programs for no more than fourteen total weeks, and no more than four workouts per week, for any individual player. Such workout programs shall not be permitted on weekends. During such workout programs, there may be no more than fourteen (14) days of organized team practice activity, to be defined by the Player/Club Operations Committee. Nothing herein shall prevent a Club from permitting an individual player to work-out on his own on weekends using Club facilities if he wishes to do so.
And what were you guys saying about voluntary??????? LOL
Maybe you missed the infamous quote by Darren Hambrick when he was missing the offseason program because he didn't get a contract extension while he was a RFA. They'd given him a tender, but he was mad, because he thought since he was the starter he deserverd a big contract. So he decided not to show up. Well, now he doesn't have ANY contracts, unless it's by the AFL.
And contrary to that rule, most players know that if they want to stay on their teammates and coaches good side, then they go to through the offseason program, voluntary or not.