Patriots’ Matt LaCosse Opts Out

Matt LaCosse has decided not to play in 2020, as Field Yates of ESPN.com tweets. With that, the tight end becomes the eighth Patriots player to opt out.

LaCosse was supposed to provide veteran help at the position while guiding Devin Asiasi and Dalton Keene in their rookie seasons. Instead, the Pats are left with the third-rounders, plus Ryan Izzo and a handful of other options at tight end. LaCosse’s contract will toll into 2021, when he’ll be set to return and earn $1MM in base salary.

The Patriots are now heading into the season without inside linebacker Dont’a Hightower, safety Patrick Chung, right tackle Marcus Cannon, and new wide receiver Marqise Lee. Running back Brandon Bolden, fullback Danny Vitale, offensive lineman Najee Toran, and LaCosse round out the eight opt-outs, and the list could grow larger from here. The official deadline is still TBD, but it’s at least a few days away.

After joining the Patriots last year, LaCosse recorded 13 catches for 131 yards and one touchdown. For his career, LaCosse has notched 40 grabs for 403 yards and two scores for the Pats, Giants, and Broncos.

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13 comments on “Patriots’ Matt LaCosse Opts Out

  1. twolvesaremynightmare

    Sadly I’m starting to hope there isn’t a season only because then the Patriots won’t be able to go thru with their very obvious tank for Trevor plan

    • JJB0811

      Beat me to it! Bill’s telling them to opt out. Crappy year, but with top picks and a ton cash to spend next offseason.

    • TJECK109

      Other than Hightower, Chung and an OL I’m not sure how many of these guys really mattered. I mean even the Steelers nearly made the playoffs with their 3rd QB, loss of their starting RB and top WR. Pats may linger in the middle of the pack. Which might give them a high enough pick to use some of their other stockpiled picks to trade up, but that’s a long shot

  2. mitchrapp

    I’d be willing to wager most of the Pats opt outs won’t be on the roster next year.

  3. Wyoming Bison Expansion Team

    Look I’m only here for information on the most important detail to this story.

    Did Lacosse quit the 2020 to play for the New England Black Wolves Lacrosse team?

  4. bradthebluefish
    bradthebluefish

    At what point should the Patriots say “f it” and Tank for Trevor / Losing for Lawrence.

  5. crosseyedlemon

    There must be a lot of great golf courses in Massachusetts that we aren’t of.

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