There's no league that's more cruel than the NFL. Broncos offensive tackle Ja'Wuan James tore his Achilles working out away from the facility and can lose his $10 million salary because of it.
People are now shitting on the NFLPA because they advised players to not attend any voluntary offseason programs this offseason. If James got hurt at the Broncos practice facility, the Broncos would still be responsible for paying James his money. Since the injury happened off-site, the Broncos can pretty much tell him to fuck off.
The NFLPA is now trying to tell rookies to not attend any voluntary workouts, including rookie minicamp.
This doesn't make sense to me. If I were an undrafted free agent, why would I not attend rookie minicamp? It might be the only chance I have to get invited to a training camp to make the team.
I understand if players want to work out on their own. They are voluntary workouts at the end of the day. After what happened to Ja'Waun James, maybe it's not the worst idea to work out at the team's facility. Anything to protect the bank account. Luckily for James, it might not be a season-ending injury.
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