If there is a lockout, there has been a question about whether getting together for informal offseason workouts would be a good idea for the NFLPA.
Many quarterbacks and receivers have been loosely planning to meet up. Other players like Bucs center Jeff Faine and PFT Live guest Eric Winson wondered if helping out the owners in such a way would make sense during a work stoppage. (Winston wondered if players would be protected against injuries.)
The leaders of the NFLPA have more important issues to worry about right now, and the topic clearly hasn’t been one that was addressed officially by the group.
For example, Lions defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch has been busy lining up a local gym where his teammates can get in some work in case of a lockout, according to the Detroit Free Press. Vanden Bosch is Detroit’s NFLPA representative.
Lining up a gym isn’t the same as holding informal practices, but it’s a sign that even NFLPA leaders aren’t afraid to organize their teammates in an effort to stay in shape.