NFL Hopes To Finalize Opt Out Agreement Today

The NFL’s opt out deadline could be set by the end of the business day. The NFL and its players hope to execute the necessary revisions to the collective bargaining agreement this afternoon, a source tells Mike Florio of PFT. If everything is signed, sealed, and delivered, players will have until next Friday, August 7, to make their decision.

[RELATED: 2020 NFL Opt Out Tracker]

Per the agreement, players can choose to skip the 2020 season with written (and irrevocable) notice. The due date was set for seven days after final execution of the CBA revision. In other words, it’s all dependent on how fast the lawyers can move.

Already, upwards of 30 NFL players have decided to sit out, and there could be dozens more on the way. The Patriots – who lost six players including Dont’a Hightower, Marcus Cannon, and Patrick Chung – have the most holes to fill of any team. Other notables to opt out include Bears defensive tackle Eddie Goldman, Bills defensive tackle Star Lotulelei, Chiefs guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, Giants tackle Nate Solder, and Eagles wide receiver Marquise Goodwin.

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  1. Wyoming Bison Expansion Team

    Should also start working on rules for players who opt in about expectations of players during the season at home and especially on the road.

    • HubcapDiamondStarHalo

      Agreed, and I hope they’re both closely watching what’s happening in MLB and remembering that there’s a WHOLE lot more contact involved in a football game…

  2. RockHauler

    I’m still trying to figure out what the cap implications are due to the 2 different opt outs (regular and high risk)?
    Different websites have different answers. Anybody know?

    • case7187

      The best way I found out was I checked the cap space of the pats before the opt outs the had a lil over 7m and now they have 24m so teams get that cap hit back for players that opt out

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