Although the lockout has been lifted, owners have decided to keep players off their facilities. This obviously becomes a problem for players that have workout bonuses in their paychecks. D'Brickashaw Ferguson has the largest workout bonus in the NFL, $750,000, so he is 100% planning to show up at the Jets facility to ensure he legally does everything to get that scratch.
A couple Redskins are following suit. John Keim reported that Anthony Armstrong and Lorenzo Alexander appeared at the front doors only to be turned away:
Redskins general manager Bruce Allen told Alexander the players, who arrived separately and about a half hour apart, still could not work out at the facility."It was a little bit weird," Armstong said. "It felt like you were sneaking into the club and they knew you weren't supposed to be in there... But it wasn't so bad. You wish you could get in there and do real live work and look at film or get in the weight room. Hopefully that comes soon."
"I don't want a technicality to happen later, that you didn't show up and didn't come and then I'm out of my bonus," Lorenzo Alexander said. "I play this game because I love it, but I also play to provide for my family."
I'd be doing the same thing. This lockout is really getting weird. Roger Goodell just wrote an article for the WSJ, and it paints a scary picture for the NFL without a CBA.