NFL Opt Outs Through August 3

With the opt out rules finalized here are the current numbers for cap space gained by team in 2020, the list of opt outs thorough August 3, and the positional breakdown. All cap space created can either be used immediately for signing free agents or carried over into 2021. As of yesterday 51 players have opted out of the 2020 season. The deadline is Thursday at 4PM and I would expect many more to be added to the list once they review the final rules.

Cap Space Gained By Team

TeamPlayersCap Sapce Gained
Patriots8$34,264,062
Giants2$17,150,000
Broncos2$13,825,000
Bears2$8,540,000
Jets2$8,250,000
Bills2$8,125,000
Chiefs2$7,408,334
Vikings1$5,000,000
Eagles1$4,231,250
Cowboys3$3,594,583
Jaguars2$3,325,000
Packers1$2,984,961
Bengals2$2,808,000
Browns3$2,114,834
Football Team2$1,596,080
Lions2$1,562,500
Ravens2$1,550,000
Panthers2$1,469,254
Saints2$1,425,000
Raiders2$1,360,000
Texans1$825,000
Seahawks1$750,000
Rams1$675,000
Titans1$614,166

Players Who Have Opted Out

NameTeamCap Saved
Nate SolderGiants$16,400,000
Ja’Wuan JamesBroncos$13,000,000
Dont’a HightowerPatriots$12,445,313
Marcus CannonPatriots$9,572,916
Eddie GoldmanBears$7,700,000
C.J. MosleyJets$7,500,000
Star LotuleleiBills$7,350,000
Patrick ChungPatriots$5,958,333
Michael PierceVikings$5,000,000
Laurent Duvernay-TardifChiefs$4,750,000
Marquise GoodwinEagles$4,231,250
Damien WilliamsChiefs$2,658,334
Al WoodsJaguars$2,437,500
Devin FunchessPackers$2,215,625
Josh TupouBengals$2,133,000
Brandon BoldenPatriots$1,987,500
Jamize OlawaleCowboys$1,750,000
Matt LaCossePatriots$1,450,000
Dan VitalePatriots$1,287,500
Maurice CanadyCowboys$1,231,250
Lerentee McCrayJaguars$887,500
Geronimo AllisonLions$887,500
Marqise LeePatriots$887,500
Christian MillerPanthers$859,254
Josh Harvey-ClemonsFootball Team$846,080
Jordan LucasBears$840,000
Eddie VanderdoesTexans$825,000
Kyle PekoBroncos$825,000
Garrett GilbertBrowns$787,500
Andre SmithRavens$775,000
De’Anthony ThomasRavens$775,000
E.J. GainesBills$775,000
Da\’Mari ScottGiants$750,000
Cole WickSaints$750,000
Jeremiah ValoagaRaiders$750,000
Leo KoloamatangiJets$750,000
Caleb BrantleyFootball Team$750,000
Chance WarmackSeahawks$750,000
Drew ForbesBrowns$717,334
John AtkinsLions$675,000
Chandler BrewerRams$675,000
Jason Vander LaanSaints$675,000
Isaiah PrinceBengals$675,000
Najee ToranPatriots$675,000
Anthony McKinneyTitans$614,166
Stephen GuidryCowboys$613,333
D.J. KillingsRaiders$610,000
Jordan MackPanthers$610,000
Drake DorbeckBrowns$610,000

Opt Outs By Position

PositionNumberOld Cap NumberCap Saved
OT7$44,797,082$41,647,082
DL9$31,545,500$27,695,500
LB5$32,288,893$22,288,893
WR8$11,070,208$10,970,208
Int OL6$9,067,334$8,317,334
RB4$7,733,334$7,683,334
S2$6,898,333$6,798,333
TE3$2,875,000$2,875,000
CB3$2,616,250$2,616,250
Edge2$1,609,254$1,609,254
QB1$837,500$787,500

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