Report: NFL Selects Aug. 6 as Opt-Out Deadline for 2020 Season

The NFL has selected Thursday as the last day players can opt out of the 2020 season due to COVID-19, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

The NFL has selected Thursday as the last day players can opt out of the 2020 season due to COVID-19, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter

Thursday’s deadline is reportedly set for 4 p.m. ET. 

Over 30 players have already opted out of the 2020 season due to concerns regarding the coronavirus. Players who opt out will earn $350,000 in 2020 if they are considered high risk, and their salary will roll over to 2021. If a player is not at risk, he can still opt out and receive a $150,000 stipend. 

Chiefs right guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif became the first player in the league to opt out of the season on July 25. Duvernay-Tardif, who has a medical doctorate, plans to work at a long-term care facility outside of Montreal during the 2020 season. 

The 2020 season is still slated to begin on Sept. 10. The Chiefs will h the Texans on opening night. 

source https://www.si.com/nfl/2020/08/04/nfl-selects-august-6-opt-out-deadline-2020-season

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