IGNORE THIS THREAD!
Read further down in the article and it says that every back will get a chance to play, and the best player will be on the field, period. Starter today can mean cut tomorrow. Maybe not in this case, but you get my meaning. It also goes on to say the player's union may step in and file a grievance on behalf of both Jones and Briggs for being punished (AKA demoted) for missing what's deemed a voluntary workout. Wait until your draft to see who is starting, not before preseason starts. If you don't have the luxury of waiting, then take a pass.