No players have opted out of the 2021 season, according to a report by NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.
Players had until Friday, July 2 at 4 p.m. to inform the league of their intention to sit out this coming year.
No NFL players are believed to have opted out of the 2021 season, per source.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) July 6, 2021
The deadline to inform clubs was Friday and no such transactions were submitted for today’s personnel notice after the holiday weekend.
“High-risk” individuals who opted out were again set to be given a $350,000 stipend. Voluntary opt outs by individuals not considered “high-risk” would not receive the stipend.
67 players decided to opt out of the 2020 season amid the thick of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Pittsburgh Steelers did not have any players sit out last year.
So, one year after 67 players took a high-risk or voluntary opt-out for the 2020 season amidst COVID concerns, zero NFL players are believed to have opted out for 2021. https://t.co/FFqrj8fh1G— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) July 6, 2021