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Dolphins Players Announce They Will Opt out of 2021 NFL Offseason Workouts

Paul KasabianSenior ContributorApril 17, 2021

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) looks to pass on the run during the first half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/John Munson)
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Miami Dolphins players announced their intention to exercise their collective bargaining agreement right to not take part in voluntary offseason workouts this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic, per a statement released through the NFLPA:

Nearly half of the 32-team league has announced that intention, with the Dolphins being the 14th team. The others are the Cleveland BrownsChicago BearsNew England PatriotsDetroit LionsTampa Bay BuccaneersSeattle SeahawksDenver BroncosNew York GiantsLas Vegas RaidersPittsburgh SteelersAtlanta FalconsLos Angeles Chargers and New York Jets.

Presumably, more teams will join that group given the wave of announcements over the last two days.

Miami was the fifth team to state its offseason plans Friday, with the Steelers, Falcons, Chargers and Jets also belonging to that group.

The Dolphins are entering their third season under head coach Brian Flores. They doubled their win total from five to 10 victories in 2020 and fell just one game short of the AFC playoffs, losing their last game to the Buffalo Bills in Week 17.

Miami will look to reload its roster via the 2021 NFL draft, as it currently owns the sixth and 18th overall picks.

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