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Kyler Murray Reportedly Makes Decision On Offseason Workout

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray.

GLENDALE, ARIZONA - OCTOBER 25: Kyler Murray #1 of the Arizona Cardinals warms up prior to a game against the Seattle Seahawks at State Farm Stadium on October 25, 2020 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

The Arizona Cardinals will begin their voluntary offseason workout program today, and quarterback Kyler Murray reportedly won't be in attendance.

Murray, who has been angling for a new contract from the Cardinals since the season ended, apparently won't be the only major absence.

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, "many" of Arizona's veteran players have communicated that they will train on their own rather than join the team for the non-mandatory sessions.

While Murray won't be the only missing piece, he is the most noteworthy. The drama between the 2019 No. 1 overall pick and the Cardinals started earlier this offseason.

First, Murray scrubbed his social media of anything Cardinal-related. Then, a report from ESPN's Chris Mortensen on Super Bowl Sunday described the quarterback as "self-centered, immature and a finger pointer" and claimed Murray was "frustrated" with the franchise.

Murray's agent later released a statement putting pressure on Arizona to offer his client a new contract, but things seemed to be calming down a bit when the former Offensive Rookie of the Year publicly reiterated his commitment to the Cardinals.

However, things picked back up last week when NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported that the Cardinals had yet to make Murray an offer. Now, he's skipping voluntary workouts, leaving many to wonder what will happen next.