Opt out deadline will be August 4, at the earliest

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At least 25 players have opted out of the 2020 season. All other players have at least another week to make a final decision.

Per multiple sources, the deadline for opting out arrives seven days after the signing for the formal side agreement documenting changes to the Collective Bargaining Agreement. The side letter has to yet been signed. Thus, the deadline for opting out will come no earlier than Tuesday, August 4.

Even though the side agreement has not been signed, players may opt out under the terms of the draft agreement negotiated on Friday by the NFL and the NFL Players Association. Once communicated to the term, the decision becomes binding and irrevocable; the player cannot play in 2020, for any team.

3 responses to “Opt out deadline will be August 4, at the earliest

  1. Before you scrub this, just wanted to say that this morning’s draft was butt ugly. How could Chuck Noll not be the #1 reclamation project of all time? One or two championship games (in the late 1940s) in 65+ years????? Hired in 1969, has the Steelers in the playoffs in the 1972 Immaculate Reception game for your seminal introduction to football? And Dick Nolan did take the 49ers to two NFC championship games in 70-71 and should have beaten the Cowboys in the ’72 divisional playoff. So they were bad for six years before Walsh and two with Walsh. Not even close to the Steelers or Lions. The Cowboys had 3 years of bad teams before they had the wild card play-in game against the Saints in 1990. Not exactly a famine. Truly a draft embolism.

  2. Well, it isn’t as if players cannot opt out later. There just may be consequences to doing so at that point.

  3. Would love to see Wilson opt out. He has a new baby either coming or just born and he should take care. Football just aint that big a deal. Hopefully some other top players will also choose to leave. This football play is just crazy, its all about the benjamins

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