Not every NFL team seemed to get the memo that they were supposed to let players into their buildings on Tuesday.
Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times writes that wide receiver Deon Butler was allowed into the player’s parking lot, but didn’t have access to the building. Anthony Heygood had a similar experience.
“Seahawks aren’t allowed back in the building either. So lifted? I don’t think so,” Heygood wrote on Twitter.
Bills cornerback Leodis McKelvin told the Associated Press that he wasn’t allowed far into the Bills building, although the Bills said McKelvin did make it inside.
“CEO Russ Brandon spoke with Leodis McKelvin inside our facility this morning and simply informed him of the need for more clarification before proceeding with football activities,” Bills spokesman Scott Berchtold told the AP. “Their conversation was courteous and pleasant.”
Well, it’s not like McKelvin or Butler missed much. A handful of players have showed up to team facilities on Tuesday, with almost all of them being allowed inside. They just aren’t allowed to workout.
Most of them, like Steelers safety Ryan Clark and quarterback Charlie Batch (featured in the picture above) stayed for a short time. Vikings linebacker Erin Henderson was there for 30 minutes before leaving again.
Even more players just stayed home.
“Several [Bears players] I spoke to thought it was pointless to drive there for no reason,” Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times wrote.