With the COVID-19 pandemic persisting and many NFL players unsatisfied by offseason health and safety protocols, the decision to opt out of April’s upcoming voluntary workouts has started to pick up momentum around the league. Denver Broncos players first announced their choice through the NFL players union (though the call wasn’t unanimous), followed by the Seattle Seahawks and now the Detroit Lions. Could the Saints join them?
There isn’t much financial incentive to attend. Just four Saints players have workout bonuses written into their contracts: wide receiver Michael Thomas ($200,000), defensive end Cameron Jordan ($100,000), and running back Latavius Murray and kicker Wil Lutz ($50,000 each).