EAGAN, Minn. (KTTC) -- The NFL Players Association released a statement saying "many" Vikings players will not report to voluntary workouts.
The statement says in part, "We have come together as a team and many of us have decided to exercise our right to not attend in-person, voluntary workouts. Given the ongoing threat of Covid-19 and the inadequate safety procedures by the NFL, this is the safest path forward for us and our families."
The Vikings are the 20th team in the league to have players say they will not participate in on-field drills this spring.
The statement added that the decision was made in part because of a drop in injuries during the 2020 season. The NLFPA says a third-party study shows players saw a 23% decrease in missed time due to injury last year.