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49ers don't expect players to opt out of NFL season, John Lynch says

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Through Monday, 50 players from 25 different teams have chosen to opt-out of the 2020 NFL season due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 49ers have not had any players opt-out, nor does 49ers general manager John Lynch expect any players to pass on this season, he said on Monday. The league-wide opt-out deadline is expected to be Thursday at 1 p.m. PT, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Monday.

“We always feel like communication with your players is the best opportunity for success in every situation,” Lynch said. “But none of our players have intimated that is an option they’ll be exercising.”

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The New England Patriots lead the NFL with eight players choosing to opt-out of the 2020 season.

The NFL Network reported that high-risk players who opt out will receive a $350,000 stipend. Voluntary opt-outs for non-high-risk players will receive a $150,000 salary advance.

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