Friday 7th August 2020

Right here's a complete list of NFL players opting out of the 2020 season

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The NFL and the NFL Players Affiliation on July 24 reached an settlement on opt-out guidelines for players who do not need to take part in the 2020 season amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

And solely a few hours handed after the settlement was reached earlier than the first NFL participant introduced he would decide out of the 2020 season.

That the first NFL participant to decide out of his 2020 contract doubles as a medical physician might be telling. Mentioned Chiefs guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif in his announcement: “Being at the front line during this offseason has given me a different perspective on this pandemic and the stress it puts on individuals and our healthcare system. I cannot allow myself to potentially transmit the virus to our communities simply to play the sport I love. If I am to take risks, I will do it caring for patients.”

The NFL season opt-out guidelines are easy. Anyone is free to determine to not play in 2020, and per a number of reviews, the contracts for all players who decide out will toll to 2021.

NFL players who decide out for 2020 additionally will obtain wage advances. Those that decide out for medical causes as a result of they’re at excessive danger concerning COVID-19 will obtain $350,000 for the season, and those that decide out voluntarily will obtain $150,000 for the season. (Undrafted rookies who decide out voluntarily should not eligible to earn the $150,000 stipend.)

So Duvernay-Tardif, for instance, will get the $150,000 wage advance since he opted out voluntarily, and his 2020 contract will toll to 2021. He was scheduled to earn $2.75 million this season, so he’ll earn that (minus the $150,000) subsequent yr.

July 28 marked the newest coaching camp reporting date for all veteran players, and camps this yr will function a longer-than-normal acclimation interval earlier than absolutely padded practices start Aug. 17. The 2020 NFL preseason was canceled, however the common season continues to be scheduled to start Thursday, Sept. 10 when the Chiefs host the Texans.

NFL players reportedly have until Tuesday, Aug. 4, or seven days after the CBA facet letter on the matter is finialized, to determine whether or not to decide out of the 2020 season and earn the stipends/contract tolling.

Beneath is the complete, team-by-team list of players who’ve determined to do exactly that.

NFL players opting out of 2020 season

(The next list is compiled from numerous media reviews.)

Arizona Cardinals

Atlanta Falcons

Baltimore Ravens

  • Andre Smith, OT
  • De’Anthony Thomas, WR

Buffalo Payments

  • Star Lotulelei, DT

Carolina Panthers

Cincinnati Bengals

Chicago Bears

  • Eddie Goldman, DT

Cleveland Browns

Dallas Cowboys

  • Stephen Guidry, WR
  • Maurice Canady, CB

Denver Broncos

  • Kyle Peko, DT

Detroit Lions

Inexperienced Bay Packers

Houston Texans

  • Eddie Vanderdoes, DT

Indianapolis Colts

Kansas Metropolis Chiefs

  • Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, G

Las Vegas Raiders

Los Angeles Chargers

Los Angeles Rams

Jacksonville Jaguars

Miami Dolphins

Minnesota Vikings

  • Michael Pierce, DT

New England Patriots

  • Patrick Chung, S
  • Dont’a Hightower, LB
  • Brandon Bolden, RB
  • Marcus Cannon, OT
  • Danny Vitale, FB
  • Najee Toran, OL

New Orleans Saints

  • Cole Wick, TE

New York Giants

New York Jets

  • Leo Koloamatangi, OL

Philadelphia Eagles

  • Marquise Goodwin, WR

San Francisco 49ers

Seattle Seahawks

  • Likelihood Warmack, G

Pittsburgh Steelers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tennessee Titans

  • Anthony McKinney, OL

Washington Football Crew

  • Caleb Brantley, DL

Free brokers

  • Larry Warford, G

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