In light of the Achilles injury Denver Broncos right tackle Ja'Wuan James suffered while training away from the team facility, the NFLPA maintains its position that players should not attend voluntary workouts.

The association also offered a stinging rebuke to the NFL for its "gutless" response to James' injury.

James' ailment may be season-ending and could cost him his $10-million salary for the 2021 season. The 28-year-old is one of many players boycotting voluntary workouts, but if he had been training at the Broncos' facility, his contract would be covered despite the injury.

The NFL released a league-wide memo in the aftermath, stating teams don't have an obligation to "provide salary continuation during the year the injury is sustained."