The Detroit Lions players became the fourth group, with more expected to follow in the coming days, to announce they will not attend voluntary offseason workouts scheduled to start next week. 

"With the voluntary workout period starting shortly and no acceptable resolution to our union's negotiations with the NFL over comprehensive COVID-19 protocols, we will be exercising our CBA right to not attend voluntary workouts," a statement on behalf of the Lions players stated. "We know our home state of Michigan continues to get hit hard by the pandemic and based on the continuing guidance of medical experts, it is in everyone's best interest to play it safe against this offseason.

"Players on our team are proud to support other players across the league in making an informed decision about their health and safety, guided by the facts and support from our union."