On Friday afternoon, there was a NFLPA call regarding attendance at voluntary offseason workout programs.
Many teams have released statements through the NFLPA in recent weeks saying players would not be attending. They pointed to the on-going pandemic and how things still went smoothly last year with everything being virtual.
According to multiple reports, Tom Brady gave a passionate speech on the call telling players to stand united and work with coaches to modify the requirements as the union continues to push for a boycott.
Brady noted how football is the only sport with “overly competitive” drills during the offseason.
“There’s no [expletive] pro baseball player that’s throwing 95 mph in mid-December," he said, via NFL Media's Tom Pelissero.
Brady added, via veteran NFL reporter Aaron Wilson: "We, as players, are big boys. We can take care of ourselves. The only way to take a different stance is to be united."
The Buccaneers were one of the teams to release a statement through the NFLPA saying their players would not be attending voluntary workouts.