NFL Sees 67 Players Opt out of Season

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OnFocus – The NFL and the NFL Players Association agreed to a plan that allows players to opt out of the upcoming season if they are uncomfortable with the COVID-19 health protocols put in place.

High-risk individuals could opt out and receive a $350,000 stipend whereas those less at risk would receive a $150,000 salary advance. Players have the ability to opt out later in the season as well, in the event that a family member becomes sick. Those that take the league up on their offer must provide the club with written notice of his election to opt out. Once given, the notice will be irrevocable for the remainder of the 2020 season.

49ers

WR Travis Benjamin
OT Shon Coleman
C Jake Brendel

Bears

DT Eddie Goldman
S Jordan Lucas

Bengals

OT Isaiah Prince
DL Josh Tupou

Bills

CB E.J. Gaines
DL Star Lotulelei

Broncos

OT Ja’Wuan James
DL Kyle Peko

Browns

DT Andrew Billings
OT Drake Dorbeck
OG Drew Forbes
OG Colby Gossett
OG Malcolm Pridgeon

Buccaneers

OT Brad Seaton

Cardinals

OT Marcus Gilbert

Chargers

None

Chiefs

OG Laurent Duvernay-Tardif
OL Lucas Niang
RB Damien Williams

Colts

S Rolan Milligan
LB Skai Moore
S Marvell Tell

Cowboys

CB Maurice Canady
WR Stephen Guidry
FB Jamize Olawale

Dolphins

WR Allen Hurns
WR Albert Wilson II

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Eagles

WR Marquise Goodwin

Falcons

None

Giants

CB Sam Beal
WR Da’Mari Scott
OT Nate Solder

Jaguars

LB Lerentee McCray
CB Rashaan Melvin
DL Al Woods

Jets

WR Josh Doctson
OL Leo Koloamatangi
LB C.J. Mosley

Lions

WR Geronimo Allison
DL John Atkins
C Russell Bodine

Packers

WR Devin Funchess

Panthers

LB Jordan Mack
LB Christian Miller

Patriots

RB Brandon Bolden
OT Marcus Cannon
S Patrick Chung
LB Dont’a Hightower
TE Matt LaCosse
WR Marqise Lee
OL Najee Toran
FB Danny Vitale

Raiders

LB Ukeme Eligwe
DB D.J. Killings
DE Jeremiah Valoaga

Rams

OT Chandler Brewer

Ravens

OT Andre Smith
WR De’Anthony Thomas

Saints

TE Jason Vander Laan
TE Cole Wick

Seahawks

OG Chance Warmack

Steelers

None

Texans

DL Eddie Vanderdoes

Titans

OT Anthony McKinney

Vikings
DL Michael Pierce

Washington Football Team
DL Caleb Brantley
LB Josh Harvey-Clemons

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David Keech
Author: David Keech

David Keech is a math teacher in Wisconsin Rapids and public address announcer for Abbotsord High School. He officiates basketball, baseball, and softball in central Wisconsin. He has reported on amateur sports since 2011, known as 'KeechDaVoice.' David can be reached at [email protected]