Here’s a complete list of NFL players opting out of the 2020 season

first_imgArizona CardinalsMarcus Gilbert, OTAtlanta Falcons-Baltimore RavensAndre Smith, OTDe’Anthony Thomas, WRBuffalo BillsE.J. Gaines, CBStar Lotulelei, DTCarolina PanthersChristian Miller, OLBJordan Mack, LBCincinnati BengalsIsaiah Prince, OTJosh Tupou, DTChicago BearsJordan Lucas, SEddie Goldman, DTCleveland BrownsMalcolm Pridgeon, GColby Gossett, GAndrew Billings, DTDrew Forbes, GDrake Dorbeck, OTDallas CowboysJamize Olawale, FBStephen Guidry, WRMaurice Canady, CBDenver BroncosJa’Wuan James, OTKyle Peko, DTDetroit LionsRussell Bodine, CGeronimo Allison, WRJohn Atkins, DTGreen Bay PackersDevin Funchess, WRHouston TexansEddie Vanderdoes, DTIndianapolis ColtsMarvell Tell, CBRolan Milligan, SSkai Moore, LBKansas City ChiefsLucas Niang, OTDamien Williams, RBLaurent Duvernay-Tardif, GLas Vegas RaidersUkeme Eligwe, LBD.J. Killings, DBJeremiah Valoaga, DELos Angeles Chargers-Los Angeles RamsChandler Brewer, OTJacksonville JaguarsRashaan Melvin, CBLerentee McCray, DE/LBAl Woods, DTMiami DolphinsAlbert Wilson, WRAllen Hurns, WRMinnesota VikingsMichael Pierce, DTNew England PatriotsMatt LaCosse, TEMarqise Lee, WRPatrick Chung, SDont’a Hightower, LBBrandon Bolden, RBMarcus Cannon, OTDanny Vitale, FBNajee Toran, OLNew Orleans SaintsCole Wick, TEJason Vander Laan, TENew York GiantsSam Beal, CBDa’Mari Scott, WRNate Solder, LTNew York JetsJosh Doctson, WRC.J. Mosley, LBLeo Koloamatangi, OLPhiladelphia EaglesMarquise Goodwin, WRSan Francisco 49ersShon Coleman, OLTravis Benjamin, WRSeattle SeahawksChance Warmack, GPittsburgh Steelers-Tampa Bay BuccaneersBrad Seaton, OTTennessee TitansAnthony McKinney, OLWashington Football TeamJosh Harvey-Clemons, LBCaleb Brantley, DLFree agentsLarry Warford, G The NFL and the NFL Players Association on July 24 reached an agreement on opt-out rules for players who don’t want to participate in the 2020 season amid the COVID-19 pandemic.And only a few hours passed after the agreement was reached before the first NFL player announced he would opt out of the 2020 season. MORE: Everything to know about 2020 training campsThat the first NFL player to opt out of his 2020 contract doubles as a medical doctor is probably telling. Said 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 rules were simple. Anybody was free to decide not to play in 2020, and the contracts for all players who opted out will toll to 2021.NFL players who opted out for 2020 also will receive salary advances or stipends. Those who opted out for medical reasons because they qualified as high risk regarding COVID-19 will receive a $350,000 stipend for the season, and those who opt out voluntarily will receive a $150,000 salary advance for the season. (Undrafted rookies who opt out voluntarily are not eligible to earn the $150,000 stipend.)Reminder: the deadline to opt out of the 2020 season is tomorrow at 4pm ET.— NFLPA (@NFLPA) August 5, 2020So Duvernay-Tardif, for example, will get the $150,000 salary 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) next year.MORE: Complete NFL training camp schedule for 2020July 28 marked the latest training camp reporting date for all veteran players, and camps this year will feature a longer-than-normal acclimation period before fully padded practices begin Aug. 17. The 2020 NFL preseason was canceled, but the regular season is still scheduled to begin Thursday, Sept. 10 when the Chiefs host the Texans.Players had until 4 p.m. ET on Thursday, Aug. 6 to decide whether to opt out of the 2020 season and earn the stipends/contract tolling.Below is the complete, team-by-team list of players who decided to do just that.NFL players opting out of 2020 season(The following list is compiled from various media reports.)last_img

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