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NFL Changes Opt Out Rules And Players Are Very Upset

Patriots veteran safety Devin McCourty, among others, are ripping the NFL for how it’s handling the upcoming season.

The league has announced that they are moving up an agreed-upon deadline for players to “opt-out” because of COVID-19.

According to NFL reporter Ian Rapoport, Thursday will be the new deadline.

“It’s an absolute joke that the NFL is changing the opt-out period, mainly because they don’t want to continue to see guys opt-out. I’m sure they’re shocked about how many guys have opted out,” McCourty said.

One of the main complaints from players is that they need more time to see how protocols are going to work in the locker room and on the field before they make their decision.

Along with the new date, the NFL will also fine players $50,000 if they refuse to take a test.