Saints players to skip voluntary workouts

New Orleans Saints linebacker Demario Davis (56) during organized team activities at the Ochsner Sports Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

New Orleans Saints players issued a statement through the NFL Players Association announcing that the team would not attend in-person voluntary workouts.

The Saints joined several other teams around the league that have already stated they would not attend voluntary workouts.

Take a look at their statement below:

“We Stand in solidarity wit our fellow NFL players across the league to call on a fully virtual offseason. By now, the benefits to our health and safety are well known, with significant reductions to concussions, missed time, injuries and soft tissue recovery. We came together as a team and we will not be attending in-person voluntary workouts.

“We know the importance of preparation in the offseason and as professional, we are always preparing our minds and bodies to play the game we love.”