NFLPA survey - Vikings, Dolphins, Raiders top free agency report cards

INDIANAPOLIS — The NFL Players Association on Wednesday launched what it refers to as “free agency report cards” for all 32 groups, providing the outcomes of a gamer study on subjects varying from quality of group centers to treatment of gamer households. The gamers’ union ranked all 32 groups versus each other in the hope of offering gamers with details they may be able to utilize in totally free company when picking brand-new groups.

The 3 top-ranked groups in general, in order, were the Minnesota Vikings, the Miami Dolphins and the Las Vegas Raiders. The bottom 3 (ranked 30 through 32, in order) were the Los Angeles Chargers, Arizona Cardinals and the Washington Commanders.

“Player health and safety is our top priority, and we continue to invest in our facilities, including a new practice field, new turf in the practice bubble and increased meeting room space,” a representative for the Commanders stated in reaction to the study. “We know there is more to do, and we regularly talk with our players about ways to improve their work environment and the experience for their families.”

NFLPA president JC Tretter stated that approximately 1,300 gamers reacted to the study. Players were asked their viewpoints by themselves groups just and got a 60-question study covering 8 subjects: treatment of gamer households, food service/nutrition, weight space, strength coaches, training space, training personnel, locker space and group travel.

“Basically, one of the things we wanted to be able to present to players was, what are the decisions your team is making when given the option to do something for you,” Tretter informed a group of press reporters Wednesday at the NFL integrate.

Some of the more unexpected study outcomes consisted of the discovery that 3 of the league’s 32 groups do not keep their lunchrooms open for supper, among the groups (the Cincinnati Bengals) does not offer dietary supplements, and 7 of the groups do not provide top-notch travel for their gamers.

Tretter stated the strategy is to make the study a yearly thing so regarding represent modifications in training and training personnels that attend to a few of the concerns. His hope is that the groups on the back end of the rankings gain from the groups on the front end and change a few of their decision-making appropriately. Some modifications will be made regardless — for instance, the Chargers strategy in the next number of years to move into their own, recently built center and out of the short-lived one they have actually been utilizing considering that moving from San Diego to Los Angeles.

“I don’t want this to be a mudslinging,” Tretter stated. “There were a lot of examples of teams doing great things for their players.”

The Jacksonville Jaguars handled a rodent issue for 3 to 4 weeks throughout the season, per the study. Players reported that there was “a rat infestation in the locker room and laundry hampers.” That made the group a D-minus on the locker space area of the report.

The just location in which the Jaguars got an even worse grade remained in household treatment. The Jaguars are among 14 groups that do not provide a living room and gamers’ other halves breastfed their children on the flooring of the arena’s public bathrooms, per the study. The Jaguars are likewise among 11 groups that do not offer daycare at the arena.

Players likewise were not pleased with the quantity of space in the weight space, however 95% of those who reacted to the study were positive that owner Shad Khan wants to invest to make the needed modifications.

Khan currently has actually invested. He is splitting the expense with the city on a $120 million football center that is arranged to be finished prior to training school starts in July.

ESPN’s Michael DiRocco added to this report.

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