Report: NFL player opt-outs under discussion
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The NFL and NFLPA are discussing player opt-outs for the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.

"My understanding is both the union and the league intend to have an opt-out for players who have either a preexisting condition, family (members) with preexisting conditions, just general concerns over COVID-19, would not want to play this season," Pelissero said, according to Kevin Patra of

"General managers were told on a call earlier this week there would be a specific date by which players would need to opt-out," he continued. "That date is still to be determined."

Pelissero adds that the league and union are still also trying to decide if the contracts of players who opt-out will toll over.

On Tuesday, Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs was the latest big-name player to raise concerns about playing amid the coronavirus.

Some players in other major leagues that are attempting to return to action, such as the NBA and MLB, have decided not to participate.

Report: NFL player opt-outs under discussion
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