The NFL has officially decided on an opt-out date for the 2020 season.
All players across the league will have to make their final decision on whether to play or not in 2020 by 4 p.m. ET on Thursday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Now official: Deadline for NFL players to opt out is Thursday at 4 pm EST, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 3, 2020
Thus far, over 40 players have opted out of the 2020 season. While the NFL has yet to see any major stars decide to forego football this fall, notable names such as C.J. Mosley, Damien Williams and Michael Pierce have all decided not to play.
On Monday, the Washington Football Team announced that linebacker Josh Harvey-Clemons is opting out, becoming the team's second player to do so. Defensive lineman Caleb Brantley, who was deemed high-risk to play in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, announced he would skip the 2020 season last week.
The NFL is not the only league to see its players decide to skip the season due to the virus. Several NBA players chose not to travel to Orlando for the season's resumption, while the MLB is still seeing players opt-out two weeks into its season.
With the NFL's opt-out deadline less than four days away, it's likely more will join the nearly 40 different players that have decided to pass on the season.
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