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 by Ramsdude
1 week ago
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 Joined:  May 22 2018
United States of America   Pa.
Veteran

As of 8/1...

Here's a complete list of NFL players opting out of the 2020 season
https://www.sportingnews.com/us/nfl/news/nfl-players-opting-out-2020-season/cr1pgi9ju4si114b3xsbhtpve

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.

That 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 are simple. Anybody is free to decide not to play in 2020, and per multiple reports, the contracts for all players who opt out will toll to 2021.

NFL players who opt out for 2020 also will receive salary advances. Those who opt out for medical reasons because they are at high risk regarding COVID-19 will receive $350,000 for the season, and those who opt out voluntarily will receive $150,000 for the season. (Undrafted rookies who opt out voluntarily are not eligible to earn the $150,000 stipend.)

So 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.

July 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.

NFL players reportedly have until Tuesday, Aug. 6, or seven days after the CBA side letter on the matter is finialized, 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 have decided to do just that.
NFL players opting out of 2020 season

(The following list is compiled from various media reports.)
Arizona Cardinals

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Atlanta Falcons

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Baltimore Ravens

Andre Smith, OT
De'Anthony Thomas, WR

Buffalo Bills

Star Lotulelei, DT

Carolina Panthers

Jordan Mack, LB

Cincinnati Bengals

Isaiah Prince, OT
Josh Tupou, DT

Chicago Bears

Eddie Goldman, DT

Cleveland Browns

Drew Forbes, G
Drake Dorbeck, OT

Dallas Cowboys

Stephen Guidry, WR
Maurice Canady, CB

Denver Broncos

Kyle Peko, DT

Detroit Lions

John Atkins, DT

Green Bay Packers

Devin Funchess, WR

Houston Texans

Eddie Vanderdoes, DT

Indianapolis Colts

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Kansas City Chiefs

Damien Williams, RB
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, G

Las Vegas Raiders

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Los Angeles Chargers

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Los Angeles Rams

Chandler Brewer, OT

Jacksonville Jaguars

Al Woods, DT

Miami Dolphins

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Minnesota Vikings

Michael Pierce, DT

New England Patriots

Marqise Lee, WR
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
Jason Vander Laan, TE

New York Giants

Nate Solder, LT

New York Jets

Leo Koloamatangi, OL

Philadelphia Eagles

Marquise Goodwin, WR

San Francisco 49ers

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Seattle Seahawks

Chance Warmack, G

Pittsburgh Steelers

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Tennessee Titans

Anthony McKinney, OL

Washington Football Team

Caleb Brantley, DL

Free agents

Larry Warford, G

 by JackPMiller
1 week ago
 Total posts:   1357  
 Joined:  Sep 22 2016
United States of America   LA Coliseum
Pro Bowl

Zen_Ronin wrote:Theory going around is the Belichik is directing certain players to opt out so the Pats can tank and grab Trevor Lawrence in the draft. Again, just a fan theory, but I wouldn't put it past him. And that's a lot of opt outs this early for one team.


If our Rams had our own first round pick, meaning we did not have to trade it for Jalen Ramsey, I'd ask Brockers, Goff, Donald, Kupp, and maybe some of our rookies to opt out. That way we could tank as well. We could have gotten extra picks or pick up a stud CB to play opposite to Ramsey like Paulson Adebo, Caleb Farely, Isreal Mukuamu, Patrick Surtain. No fans are going to be at the stadium.

 by Hacksaw
1 week ago
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 Joined:  Apr 15 2015
United States of America   AT THE BEACH
Moderator

JackPMiller wrote:If our Rams had our own first round pick, meaning we did not have to trade it for Jalen Ramsey, I'd ask Brockers, Goff, Donald, Kupp, and maybe some of our rookies to opt out. That way we could tank as well. We could have gotten extra picks or pick up a stud CB to play opposite to Ramsey like Paulson Adebo, Caleb Farely, Isreal Mukuamu, Patrick Surtain. No fans are going to be at the stadium.

Well it's the prognosticators are correct they me not need to sit anybody and still get a good pic.
Too bad they don't have one. Trade for one anybody?

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