Players opting out of 2020 NFL season due to coronavirus concerns: Tracking the full list

By Ben Fawkes  ( 

August 6, 2020 12:56 AM
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If there is an NFL season in 2020, we know that it will be anything but normal. Which players will opt out of the season due to coronavirus concerns?

Kansas City Chiefs guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif was the first on Friday July 24 and has been followed by many more in the coming days.

Here is an updated list of notable players opting out of the 2020 season, sorted by team:


AFC East

Buffalo Bills

  • CB E.J. Gaines
  • DT Star Lotulelei

Miami Dolphins

  • WR Allen Hurns
  • WR Albert Wilson

New England Patriots

  • OT Marcus Cannon
  • RB Brandon Bolden
  • S Patrick Chung
  • LB Dont'a Hightower
  • FB Danny Vitale
  • C/G Najee Toran
  • WR Marqise Lee
  • TE Matt LaCosse

New York Jets

  • LB C.J. Mosley
  • OL Leo Koloamatangi
  • WR Josh Doctson

AFC North

Baltimore Ravens

  • WR De'Anthony Thomas
  • OT Andre Smith

Cincinnati Bengals

  • DT Josh Tupou

Cleveland Browns

  • DT Andrew Billings

AFC South

Houston Texans

  • DT Eddie Vanderdoes

Indianapolis Colts

  • LB Skai Moore

Jacksonville Jaguars

  • CB Rashaan Melvin

Tennessee Titans

  • OT Anthony McKinney

AFC West

Kansas City Chiefs

  • G Laurent Duvernay-Tardif
  • RB Damien Williams
  • OT Lucas Niang

Denver Broncos

  • RT Ja'Wuan James
  • DT Kyle Peko


NFC East

Dallas Cowboys

  • CB Maurice Canady
  • WR Stephen Guidry

New York Giants

  • OT Nate Solder
  • CB Sam Beal

Philadelphia Eagles

  • WR Marquise Goodwin

Washington Football Team

  • DL Caleb Brantley

NFC North

Chicago Bears

  • DT Eddie Goldman

Detroit Lions

  • DT John Atkins
  • C Russell Bodine

Green Bay Packers

  • WR Devin Funchess

Minnesota Vikings

  • DT Michael Pierce

NFC South

Carolina Panthers

  • LB Jordan Mack

New Orleans Saints

  • TE Cole Wick
  • TE Jason Vander Laan

NFC West

Arizona Cardinals

  • OT Marcus Gilbert

Seattle Seahawks

  • G Chance Warmack

San Francisco 49ers

  • WR Travis Benjamin
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