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Sport Danny Vitale opting out of 2020 season

02:10  28 july  2020
02:10  28 july  2020 Source:   nbcsports.com

Rob Manfred confident MLB season will continue despite outbreaks

  Rob Manfred confident MLB season will continue despite outbreaks Baseball has continued despite a couple of outbreaks among teams, and commissioner Rob Manfred seems confident the league will finish the 2020 season. The Marlins and Cardinals are well behind schedule because of positive COVID-19 tests, though Manfred told ESPN.com’s Jesse Rogers on Wednesday that most of the league’s players have behaved properly under tough circumstances. “I think the vast majority of our players have done a really good job adhering to what are difficult protocols,” Manfred said. “They’re contrary to the way people normally live their lives.

Vitale had nine touches for 102 yards for the Packers. The Buccaneers made Vitale a fifth-round choice in 2016, but they waived him out of the preseason. The Browns signed him to their 53-player roster during the 2016 season , and he appeared in 24 games with nine starts over two seasons in Cleveland.

Under the opt - out rules, Cook could report for camp, make it known to the team that he’s considering opting out , and then see whether that message gets the Vikings to sweeten whatever offers they’ve previously made. Regardless of motivation, all players have a limited window to walk away for 2020 .

Patriots fullback Danny Vitale has become the fifth known player to decide to sit out the NFL season.

Jarrett Bell of USA Today reports that Vitale’s agent, Leigh Steinberg, confirmed the fifth-year veteran has decided to take the leave of absence option.

Vitale and his wife, Caley, are parents to a newborn.

Patriots’ Patrick Chung explains why he opted out of season

  Patriots’ Patrick Chung explains why he opted out of season Chung’s reasons are similar to those a lot of his peers have given. His teammate, Patriots starting linebacker Dont’a Hightower, just had a baby in July. The Patriots have had multiple starters opt out due to the coronavirus, and they are obviously beginning a new era without Tom Brady. They’re going to face more challenges than most teams this season, though Cam Newton seems to be ready to tackle them.Chung was drafted by the Patriots with the 34th overall pick in 2009.

Latest on New England Patriots fullback Danny Vitale including news, stats, videos, highlights and more on ESPN.

The "Good Morning Football" crew reacts to Kansas City Chiefs guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif opting out of the 2020 season .

Players who voluntarily opt out receive a $150,000 stipend as a salary advance on their contract, which tolls to 2021. Vitale signed a one-year, $1.3 million deal with the Patriots.

He spent the past two seasons with the Packers and started 15 games in 2019.

Vitale faced competition for the job with Jakob Johnson and undrafted rookie Jake Burt.

The opt out is irrevocable after Aug. 3.

Danny Vitale opting out of 2020 season originally appeared on Pro Football Talk

Bengals DT Josh Tupou opts out of 2020 season .
Tupou appeared in all 16 of the Bengals’ games last year, including seven starts. This year, the Bengals were counting on him to once again serve as a key rotation piece behind defensive tackles Geno Atkins and D.J. Reader. They’re looking thin without him, especially after releasing Ryan Glasgow earlier this week. Tupou was set to earn $2.133M in 2020. Now, that salary will be pushed into 2021 as his contract tolls. Tupou and Prince are the first Bengals players to opt out of the season. In total, 30-plus players have decided against playing, and many of those players are linemen.

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