A week after team captain and NFL Players’ Association representative Cam Heyward tweeted his opposition to a normal offseason program this year, Steelers players announced through the union Friday that they will not attend voluntary activities in 2021.

“We should not be made to compromise our health and safety,” their statement reads. “With the current pandemic still affecting our communities and country, and the lack of clear protocols and protections regarding returning to work at full capacity, the players of the Pittsburgh Steelers have decided to exercise our right to not participate in voluntary in-person activities."