The NFLPA* is doing a terrific job by holding their “Business of Football” sessions, their own version of the annual NFL rookie symposium which was canceled by the lockout.
Unfortunately, they can’t make attendance mandatory. Roughly 100 rookies are expected to sit out.
Alex Marvez of FoxSports.com wrote Monday that approximately 125 of the 254 players drafted were expected to attend. The NFLPA* tells PFT their official head count is 152.
Whatever the exact number is, it’s a shame that such a large segment of the league’s rookie class passed on such a great opportunity.
(The photo is of Joe Gibbs speaking to the rookies, courtesy of Kevin A. Koski/NFLPA.)