66 players opt out of season
Sixty-six players — 31 of them linemen — opted out of the 2020 season by the deadline because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Patriots led all teams with eight opt-outs.
Players with a medical opt-out will receive a $350,000 stipend, and those voluntarily opting out will receive $150,000 as an advance against future salaries.
The Saints put linebacker Kaden Ellis and long snapper Zach Wood on the COVID-19 reserve list.