Some Broncos players with bonuses say they will attend workouts

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The Broncos were the first of 15 NFL teams to announce they would not attend voluntary offseason workouts. But some players who have a significant financial incentive to be there will participate.

Multiple Broncos told Mike Klis of 9 News in Denver that they will participate. Starting guard Graham Glasgow says the NFL Players Association understands that players like him have a reason to be there.

“That’s the best way to go about it if I’m the NFLPA,” said Glasgow, who has a $100,000 workout bonus. “The way it’s been told to us right now, I don’t think I have to go in the first week. But after that, I think I might, so I’ll do what it takes to get the bonus.”

Guard Dalton Risner, who has a $75,000 workout bonus, also will participate.

“I’ve stayed quiet through this whole process, but yeah, I’m showing up Monday,” Risner said. “I know there’s some other guys who are showing up as well. I’ve been at the facility all offseason.”

It’s unclear how many Broncos players had agreed to participate when the NFLPA released its statement, but it certainly wasn’t all of them, and the NFLPA realizes that players who would be losing significant money if they stayed home will be a part of the workout program.

14 responses to “Some Broncos players with bonuses say they will attend workouts

  1. My guess is that most future contracts will include a workout bonus. If players dont want to be professional football players than go to a playground and play a pickup touch football game. And theses guys supposedly have a college degree ?

  2. If you’re a good football player, you’ll have a job. You control your own destiny. Coaches aren’t going to cut off their noses to spite their faces. I mean, they have to win or they’ll be out of a job, too. If you’re a bubble player, and you don’t have any job skills to fall back on, and you don’t care about getting or spreading the virus, there might be some motivation to show up. But all that’s going to do is expose the coaches and other staff members, and very few of these guys will make the team, anyway.

  3. Workout bonuses will now be huge factors in future contracts. In fact, if I’m a team that isn’t currently using them, I immediately institute an “incentive bonus program” whereby I pay $10k to anyone working out the entire option period.

  4. When regular required practice starts, Coaches should give those that came to voluntary activity the days off and then have very hard practices

  5. dangguy says:
    April 17, 2021 at 3:23 pm

    And theses guys supposedly have a college degree ?

    Most of these guys did not go to college to get a degree they went to play football.

  6. Just don’t forget it’s voluntary for fans to boo you when you kneel, not buy your jersey and not buy tickets to your games, too. When that happens again try not to be so surprised this time.

  7. For a lot of fringe players who don’t make a lot of money, by NFL standards, a 50,000 or 100,000 bonus is a lot of money, particularly those who may not have a long career. Solidarity is one thing, but for many players, there is a short window of opportunity to make enought to live on for the rest of their lives. Family trumps loyalty to fellow players. As it should.

  8. VOLENTERY. Please look that up in the dictionary. So many snowflakes crying on here.

  9. bengal4573 says:
    April 17, 2021 at 5:54 pm
    VOLENTERY. Please look that up in the dictionary. So many snowflakes crying on here.
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    I imagine, that if you use the dictionary, the correct spelling of voluntary will be in there. If you are going to imply people are stupid, at least spell check.

  10. I don’t understand why people are so upset that these players are opting not to show up for voluntary workouts. If your job had the option of working overtime on weekends, and you didn’t want to give up your weekends, why should you be shamed for that? Will the employees that constantly work OT be favored when it comes time for a promotion or raise? Likely. But its still not mandatory for those that don’t want to take part.

    I only used that example because so many used the “if i protested at my job” example in the past.

  11. mackcarrington says:
    April 17, 2021 at 3:43 pm
    This is a blatant money grab by these players.
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    Isn’t that why most of us go to work?

  12. chawk12thman says:
    April 17, 2021 at 4:00 pm
    Workout bonuses will now be huge factors in future contracts. In fact, if I’m a team that isn’t currently using them, I immediately institute an “incentive bonus program” whereby I pay $10k to anyone working out the entire option period.
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    Lol. “$10k”. Dude, nobody is showing up for that amount. Now, I do not care if anybody on my team shows up for voluntary work outs. But, if a guy has a $50-100k bonus attached to showing up for the job, I would certainly think he would show up.

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