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NFL player opt-out tracker: Tracking NFL players opting out of the 2020 season due to COVID-19 concerns

The deadline for NFL players to opt-out of the 2020 season due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic has now passed. Under the agreement made between the NFL and NFLPA, all players had to choose whether to opt-out of the 2020 NFL season by the Aug. 6 deadline.

Players considered high risk for COVID-19 who chose to opt-out of the 2020 NFL season can earn $350K and an accrued NFL season, per ESPN. Players without risk can earn $150K if they chose to opt-out.

Here’s an updated list of NFL players who opted out of the 2020 season by the Aug. 6 deadline.


Arizona Cardinals

OL Marcus Gilbert (N/A | 0 Offensive Snaps)

Atlanta Falcons

Baltimore Ravens

OL Andre Smith (51.0 PFF Grade | N/A | 278 Offensive Snaps)

WR De'Anthony Thomas (48.1 PFF Grade | N/A | 20 Offensive Snaps)

Buffalo Bills

DI Star Lotulelei (58.6 PFF Grade | 78th | 518 Defensive Snaps)

CB E.J. Gaines (N/A | 0 Defensive Snaps)

Carolina Panthers

LB Jordan Mack (N/A | 0 Defensive Snaps)

Edge Christian Miller (51.5 PFF Grade | N/A | 91 Defensive Snaps)

Chicago Bears

DI Eddie Goldman (70.7 PFF Grade | T-32nd | 467 Defensive Snaps)

S Jordan Lucas (32.2 PFF Grade | N/A | 42 Defensive Snaps)

Cincinnati Bengals

DI Josh Tupou (73.8 PFF Grade | 24th | 465 Defensive Snaps)

OL Isaiah Prince (45.6 PFF Grade | N/A | 70 Offensive Snaps)

S Jordan Lucas (36.6 PFF Grade | N/A | 44 Defensive Snaps)

Cleveland Browns

OL Drew Forbes (N/A | 0 Offensive Snaps)

OL Drake Dorbeck (N/A | 0 Offensive Snaps)

DI Andrew Billings (69.3 PFF Gradee | T-40th | 657 Defensive Snaps)

OL Colby Gossett (N/A | 0 Offensive Snaps)

OL Malcolm Pridgeon (N/A | 0 Offensive Snaps)

Dallas Cowboys

WR Stephen Guidry (N/A | 0 Offensive Snaps)

CB Maurice Canady (71.5 PFF Grade | N/A | 397 Defensive Snaps)

FB Jamize Olawale (52.2 PFF Grade | N/A | 118 Offensive Snaps

Denver Broncos

DI Kyle Peko (55.5 PFF Grade | N/A | 93 Defensive Snaps)

OL Ja'Wuan James (55.6 PFF Grade | N/A | 63 Offensive Snaps)

Detroit Lions

DI John Atkins (49.2 PFF Grade | 93rd | 409 Defensive Snaps)

WR Geronimo Allison (54.4 PFF Grade | T-97th | 689 Offensive Snaps

OL Russell Bodine (N/A | 0 Offensive Snaps)

Green Bay Packers

WR Devin Funchess (68.9 PFF Grade | N/A | 36 Offensive Snaps)

Houston Texans

DI Eddie Vanderdoes (52.7 PFF Grade | N/A | 78 Defensive Snaps)

Indianapolis Colts

LB Skai Moore (N/A | 0 Defensive Snaps)

CB Marvell Tell III (67.6 PFF Grade | N/A | 254 Defensive Snaps)

CB Rolan Milligan (57.4 PFF Grade | N/A | 131 Defensive Snaps)

Jacksonville Jaguars

Edge Lerentee McCray (67.1 PFF Grade | N/A | 61 Defensive Snaps)

DI Al Woods (70.3 PFF Grade | 36th | 450 Defensive Snaps)

CB Rashaan Melvin (55.4 PFF Grade | T-100th | 870 Defensive Snaps)

Kansas City Chiefs

OL Laurent Duvernay-Tardif (59.7 PFF Grade | 48th | 1,104 Offensive Snaps)

RB Damien Williams (65.7 PFF Grade | 35th | 549 Offensive Snaps)

OL Lucas Niang (N/A | 0 Offensive Snaps)

Las Vegas Raiders

Edge Jeremiah Valoaga (61.5 PFF Grade | N/A | 44 Defensive Snaps)

CB DJ Killings (N/A | 0 Defensive Snaps)

LB Ukeme Eligwe (N/A | 0 Defensive Snaps)

Los Angeles Chargers

Los Angeles Rams

OL Chandler Brewer (68.2  PFF Grade | N/A | 17 Offensive Snaps)

Miami Dolphins

WR Allen Hurns (57.0 PFF Grade | T-92nd | 522 Offensive Snaps)

WR Albert Wilson (62.3 PFF Grade | 87th | 439 Offensive Snaps)

Minnesota Vikings

DI Michael Pierce (69.1 PFF Grade | 42nd | 519 Defensive Snaps)

New England Patriots

The Patriots cleared roughly $17 million in 2020 cap space as a result of opt-outs on July 28, by far the most of any team in the NFL. They came into the day with the 25th-most 2020 cap space, per Over The Cap, and are now in the top 10.

S Patrick Chung (55.5 PFF Grade | 68th | 654 Defensive Snaps)

LB Dont'a Hightower (71.3 PFF Grade | 15th | 783 Defensive Snaps)

RB Brandon Bolden (68.3 PFF Grade | N/A | 93 Offensive Snaps)

OL Marcus Cannon (70.1 PFF Grade | 35th | 1,069 Offensive Snaps)

FB Danny Vitale (49.3 PFF Grade | 170 Offensive Snaps)

OL Najee Toran (N/A | 0 Offensive Snaps)

WR Marqise Lee (67.7 PFF Grade | N/A | 111 Offensive Snaps)

TE Matt LaCosse (53.6 PFF Grade | N/A | 465 Offensive Snaps)

New Orleans Saints

TE Cole Wick (N/A | 0 Offensive Snaps)

TE Jason Vander Laan (N/A | 0 Offensive Snaps)

New York Giants

OL Nate Solder (64.8 PFF Grade | 42nd | 1,011 Offensive Snaps)

WR Da'Mari Scott (56.5 PFF Grade | N/A | 52 Offensive Snaps)

CB Sam Beal 53.9 PFF Grade | 107th | 289 Defensive Snaps

New York Jets

OL Leo Koloamatangi (N/A | 0 Offensive Snaps)

LB C.J. Mosley (75.0 PFF Grade | N/A | 114 Defensive Snaps)

WR Josh Doctson (56.4 PFF Grade | N/A | 7 Offensive Snaps)

Philadelphia Eagles

WR Marquise Goodwin (59.6 PFF Grade | N/A | 270 Offensive Snaps)

Pittsburgh Steelers

San Francisco 49ers

WR Travis Benjamin (46.4 PFF Grade | N/A | 189 Offensive Snaps)

OL Shon Coleman (N/A | 0 Offensive Snaps)

Seattle Seahawks

OL Chance Warmack (N/A | 0 Offensive Snaps)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

OL Brad Seaton (N/a | 0 Offensive Snaps)

Tennessee Titans

OL Anthony McKinney (N/A | 0 Offensive Snaps)

Washington Football Team

DI Caleb Brantley (25.8 PFF Grade | N/A | 8 Defensive Snaps)

LB Josh Harvey-Clemons (N/A | 0 Defensive Snaps)

NFL Free Agents

OL Larry Warford (75.8 PFF Grade | 8th | 1,025 Offensive Snaps)

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