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Marqise Lee, Matt LaCosse bring Pats list of opt outs to 8

Aug. 2, 2020 7:48 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The number of New England Patriots who have decided to sit out the season because of concerns over the coronavirus continues to grow. On Sunday, receiver Marqise Lee and tight end Matt LaCosse joined a list of six other Patriots players who have already declared their intentions to sit out...

FILE - In this Sunday, July 5, 2020, file photo, San Francisco Giants' Buster Posey carries his bats during baseball practice in San Francisco. Posey is the latest big-name player to skip this season because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

On Football: NFL opt outs more prevalent than many expected

Jul. 29, 2020 7:44 PM EDT

Now we know why a key topic in talks between the NFL and the players' union focused on opt outs. Already, some three dozen players have decided not to play the 2020 season. It's certainly not about the money, because those opting out voluntarily are getting a $150,000 stipend, and those walking away due to...