NFL players have the right to choose to forgo the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Two options for those who wish to do so.
“Voluntary” renunciation: the player receives 150,000 dollars. His contract is postponed to next season but the amount received is considered an advance on his salary. His season is not counted towards the free agency. Non-drafted free agents cannot receive the $ 150,000.
Quitting because of “high risk”: for players with a risky condition (cancer, kidney problems, lung disease, heart problems, diabetes, etc.). They receive 350,000 dollars which is not considered as an advance on salary and their season is counted towards the free agency.
Baltimore Ravens: KR De’Anthony Thomas, OL Andre Smith
Buffalo Bills: DT Star Lotulelei
Dallas Cowboys: CB Maurice Canady, WR Stephen Guidry
Green Bay Packers: WR Devin Funchess
Houston Texans: DT Eddie Vanderdoes
Kansas City Chiefs: OL Laurent Duvernay-Tardif
New England Patriots: LB Dont’a Hightower, FB Dan Vitale, RB Brandon Bolden, OL Najee Toran
Seattle Seahawks: OL Chance Warmack
Tennessee Titans: OL Anthony McKinney
“High risk” waivers
Minnesota Vikings: DT Michael Pierce
New England Patriots: OL Marcus Cannon
Washington Football Team: DE Caleb Brantley
Carolina Panthers: UDFA LB Jordan Mack
Chicago Bears: DT Eddie Goldman
Denver Broncos: DT Kyle Peko
New England Patriots: S Patrick Chung
New Orleans Saints: TE Jason Vander Laan, TE Cole Wick
New York Jets: OL Leo Koloamatangi
Philadelphia Eagles: WR Marquise Goodwin