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Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden against the Denver Broncos during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) --  The Las Vegas Raiders players have decided to not participate in the NFL's voluntary in person off season workout program. The team will instead take part virtually like they did last year.

In a statement released by the NFL Player's Association, the Raiders players said they came together as a group and decided it was in their best interest to not hold official workouts in person.

"Given the data and facts shared by our union about reduced injuries and other health benefits of the virtual off-season last year, players from our team will not participate in a voluntary in-person workout program," the statement read. "We respect those players on our team and across the NFL who have contractual incentives linked to their participation in the program, but we stand in solidarity with our fellow players who are making the best decision on behalf of themselves and their families."

Several other NFL team's players have released similar decisions this week.

The Raiders would not comment.

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