As of today, the NFL Lockout will officially take its affect on preparations for the uncertain 2011 season, as voluntary offseason workouts, scheduled to start today at Valley Ranch, will not be held. Players, of course, are currently locked out of team facilities and contact with staff members as labor negotiations continue.
Under the supervision of team officials, most notably the team’s strength and conditioning coach Mike Woicik, players usually come in four days a week--either Wednesday through Saturday or Monday through Thursday--during the four month program.
Several players are in danger of losing out on offseason workout bonuses. The most notable of these is linebacker DeMarcus Ware, who was scheduled to earn $500,000 if he attended 90 precent of this offseason’s workouts.
Other players with workout bonuses built in their contracts are QB Jon Kitna, DE Igor Olshansky and LB Keith Brooking, each of whom would make $100,000 if they met the designated percentage of workouts.
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