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

The NFL and the NFL Players Association agreed on July 24 opt-out rules for players who do not wish to participate in the 2020 season during the COVID-19 pandemic.

And just hours passed after the deal was reached before the first NFL player announced that he would be dropping out of the 2020 season.

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That the first NFL player to sign out of his 2020 contract doubles as a doctor, it probably says. Said Chiefs guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif in his announcement, “Being on the front line during this low season has given me a different perspective on this pandemic and the stress it puts on individuals and our healthcare system. I can’t allow myself virus to our communities to just play the sport that I love. If I want to take risks I will do it for patients. “

The opt-out rules for the NFL season are simple. Everyone is free to decide not to play in 2020, and according to multiple reports, contracts for all players who opt out will be until 2021.

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

So, for example, Duvernay-Tardif will receive the $ 150,000 salary advance since he voluntarily opted out, and his contract for 2020 will run up to 2021. He would make $ 2.75 million this season, so he makes that (minus the $ 150,000) years.

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July 28 was the last training camp reporting date for all experienced players, and camps this year will have a longer-than-normal acclimatization period before fully-filled workouts begin. August 17. The NFL 2020 preseason has been canceled, but the regular season is still scheduled to begin Thursday, September 10 when the Chiefs host the Texans.

NFL players reportedly have until Monday, August 3 to decide whether to opt out of the 2020 season and earn the allowances / contract toll. Below is the full team-by-team list of players who have decided to do just that.

NFL players opting out of the 2020 season

(The following list is made up of various media messages.)

Arizona Cardinals

Atlanta Falcons

Baltimore Ravens

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

Buffalo Bills

Carolina Panthers

Cincinnati Bengals

Chicago Bears

Cleveland Browns

Dallas Cowboys

  • Stephen Guidry, WR
  • Maurice Canady, CB

Denver Broncos

Detroit Lions

Green Bay Packers

Houston Texans

Indianapolis Colts

Chiefs of Kansas City

  • Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, G

Las Vegas Raiders

Los Angeles chargers

Los Angeles Rams

Jacksonville Jaguars

Miami Dolphins

Minnesota Vikings

Patriots of New England

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

Saints in New Orleans

  • Cole Wick, TE
  • Anthony McKinney, OL

New York Giants

New York Jets

Philadelphia Eagles

San Francisco 49ers

Seattle Seahawks

Pittsburgh Steelers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Tennessee Titans

Washington football team

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