Full list of every NFL player that has elected to opt-out of the 2020 NFL season due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic along with each player's respective 2019 PFF grade, snaps and position rank.
Panthers lineman Russell Okung, who seriously considered opting out at Thursday's deadline due to coronavirus concerns, is comfortable walking away from the game if he feels the football environment is not safe, a source said.
The coronavirus wiped out most of Cody Sabol's business, but thanks to the Steelers he has been working around the clock to deliver artwork to players. "Those guys are the reason why I still have a house."
Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence, who is widely regarded as the likely first overall pick in the 2021 NFL draft, considered opting out of the upcoming college football season before deciding to play amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “Yeah, I think everyone’s thought about it just with everything going on,” Lawrence said, via the Greenville News. “But […]
The memo generated by the league on Friday to all teams regarding changes to the coronavirus testing protocol contains a new development that could eventually go a long way toward enhancing the testing process: The NFL is now using “point of care” testing along with off-site testing for COVID-19. Point of care is the technical term […]
After Philip Rivers left for Indianapolis, everyone expected the Chargers to draft a quarterback. Even Tyrod Taylor. “I figured that the Chargers would take a quarterback,” Taylor said Friday, via Lindsey Thiry of ESPN. “But that never necessarily changed my mindset or my attack to the year.” The Chargers selected Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert with […]
Robert Woods is looking for a new contract from the Rams, saying Thursday he hopes to stay in Los Angeles long term. A day later, Cooper Kupp repeated the sentiment. Kupp is entering the final season of his rookie deal, scheduled to make $2.133 million in base salary in 2020. “We haven’t had any conversations […]
Panthers tackle Russell Okung didn’t opt out, but he may eventually retire. It’s a smart way to manage an opt-out deadline that arrived way too early for NFL players to make an informed decision about whether to be all in or all out of the 2020 season five weeks before the first game is played. If […]
Washington didn’t waste any time, moving on from running back Derrius Guice soon after his arrest on domestic violence-related charges. The team announced it has waived Guice. “On Thursday we learned of a potential domestic violence-related incident involving RB Derrius Guice,” the team said in a statement. “We immediately alerted the National Football League and […]
Washington running back Derrius Guice was arrested on domestic violence-related charges in Virginia on Friday, The Washington Post reports. Guice faces one count of strangulation, a felony, as well as three counts of assault and battery and one count of destruction of property, a spokesman for the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office told the newspaper. Guice, […]
The Matthew Stafford situation forced the NFL and NFL Players Association to revisit its COVID-19 testing protocols to address the dynamic of false positives. Per multiple reports, the NFL and NFLPA have unveiled a revised protocol aimed at addressing, and rectifying, the possibility of false positives. Although the memo doesn’t use the term “false positive,” […]
The NFL announced on Friday that it will waive the guideline that prevents an official from working a game involving the same team more than twice this season, allowing officials to work games closer to home. Whether that persuades officials to working at all in 2020 remains to be seen. Per a source with knowledge […]
The Texans placed receiver Kenny Stills on the non-football illness list, according to Friday’s transactions wire. Stills, 28, has an unspecified illness unrelated to COVID-19. COVID-19 is a separate reserve list. He reported to training camp this week for a physical and COVID-19 testing. The Texans traded with the Dolphins for Stills last season. He […]
Giants cornerback Deandre Baker has been formally charged with four counts of robbery with a firearm and that’s led him to take a different approach to his placement on the Commissioner Exempt list. Baker was placed on that list before camp opened in July and appealed the decision. Ralph Vacchiano of SNY reports that his […]
The Falcons waived running back Craig Reynolds, the team announced Friday. Reynolds, 24, went undrafted out of Kutztown in 2019, signing with Washington. The team waived him out of the preseason. Reynolds later joined Washington’s practice squad. Washington activated him to their 53-player roster, and Reynolds was active for three games. He saw action on […]
Jake Fromm apologized Friday for racist text messages sent to a childhood friend in 2019 that surfaced in June. The rookie quarterback said his words, calling for gun silencers to be “very expensive so only elite white people can get them haha,” came from a lack of perspective and being “naive, young and immature.” “I […]
The Pro Football Hall of Fame is changing the way it selects Hall of Famers, and coaches are likely to benefit. Starting next year and through the Class of 2024, the selection process will always include one coach finalist to go along with one senior and one contributor and the regular 15 finalists. Previously, coaches […]
The Dolphins activated three players from the reserve/COVID-19 list, including two they put on the list yesterday. The team announced that defensive tackle Davon Godchaux, safety Brandon Jones, and defensive end Shaq Lawson were activated from the list. Jones and Lawson were among the six players placed on the list yesterday, which points to the […]
Defensive tackle Daylon Mack‘s stay in the Motor City turned out to be a short one. The Lions claimed Mack off of waivers from the Ravens on August 3 and announced that he’s been placed back on the waiver wire Friday. Mack was a fifth-round pick out of Texas A&M last season. He played in […]
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones annually holds a state of the franchise press conference to open training camp. Not this year. That’s just one of many things COVID-19 has affected. Jones has not talked to the media since the draft in late April, leaving new coach Mike McCarthy to answer questions about the team’s national anthem […]
The Vikings said farewell to several long-term members of their defense this offseason and they’ll be filling those slots without the usual amount of time to work together in the offseason, but that’s not causing safety Harrison Smith much concern about what the future will hold. Smith met with reporters from Vikings camp on Friday […]
The Titans got one pass-rusher back today, and lost one for the time being. The team announced that defensive lineman Jack Crawford was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list. The list is for players who either test positive or are quarantining because they came in contact with someone who did, and team’s can’t say which. The Titans […]
Panthers offensive tackle Russell Okung appears to be at least considering the possibility of walking away before the start of the season. Following up on the report that Okung may retire because of COVID-19 concerns, Okung’s longtime advisor J.I. Halsell told Josina Anderson that Okung is exploring all options. “[Okung] hasn’t decided anything. He’s keeping […]