Updated 10:25 a.m. ET
NFL players were told on Monday evening they could return to work by Judge Susan Richard Nelson, and on Tuesday morning, they did.
At the Jets' practice facility in Florham Park, New Jersey, OLG Brandon Moore, OLT D'Brickashaw Ferguson, WR Jerricho Cotchery and DT Mike DeVito all showed up before 9:30 a.m. ET. Jenny Vrentas of the Star-Ledger tweeted that Moore was in the facility for 10 minutes before leaving. The player said it was "frustrating" and "awkward" to return to a place he felt he wasn't welcomed, according to Vrentras. ESPN New York's Rich Cimini stated that Cotchery was only inside briefly as well, as the receiver wanted to use the cold tub to sooth his surgically repaired back, but the team did not allow him to use the machine, so he left to visit a physical therapy office.
Ferguson is due to make a $750,000 offseason workout bonus, so he showed up as well. The All-Pro was told by the team he couldn't work out, but that didn't stop Ferguson from telling reporters that the visit should count towards his bonus.
Redskins LB Lorenzo Alexander and WR Anthony Armstrong were at their team's facility Tuesday as well, but they too were instructed to leave before working out. PFW Redskins correspondent John Keim of The Washington Examiner reported the two picked up their mail and left without breaking a sweat.
"They won't allow us to work out right now for whatever reason," Alexander said, according to the Examiner. "I guess they're still trying to get clarification on the court ruling and what all that entails I don't know. I'm just ready to go back to work and play, so I wanted to show up and see if I can get a workout here. I'd rather work out here than Lifetime or Sport & Health because it's catered for professional athletes."
Bears PK Robbie Gould was also limited in his workouts at the team's facility in Lake Forest, Ill. He wrote on his Twitter account around 9 a.m. CT: "Walked into the facility for a workout and was told I couldn't workout until clarification comes from judges ruling," and "Lockout lifted locker room and weight room closed."
Dolphins CB Will Allen faced the same issues in South Florida. He tweeted at around 10 a.m. ET, "Just left the Dolphin facility ... Still can't workout there ... I guess we gotta wait a few more days."