Patrick Chung makes 6 Patriots to opt out of 2020 National Football League season

Former Packers FB Danny Vitale opts out of 2020 NFL season

Another former Alabama star to opt out of 2020 NFL season

That's been the case in New England as well, where five players have reportedly opted to sit out the 2020 season in an effort to keep their families safe from the effects of the coronavirus.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Patriots have not announced the decision.

Sports radio WEEI in Boston first reported Bolden's decision.

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Fullback Danny Vitale and guard Najee Toran previously chose to sit out the 2020 season.

Cannon was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma leading up to the 2011 National Football League draft.

According to an agreement approved by both the league and the NFL Players Association, players considered high risk for COVID-19 can earn $350,000 and an accrued NFL season if they choose to opt out.

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HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 05: Dont'a Hightower #54 of the New England Patriots holds the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in overtime during Super Bowl 51 at NRG Stadium on February 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas. Vitale had signed a one-year deal worth $1.3 million, with a $100,000 signing bonus. The Patriots already lost Kyle Van Noy and Jamie Collins in free agency. He played in 15 games and was on the field for 170 total offensive snaps. He was scheduled to make $4.7 million this season.

The loss of Cannon could open the door for 2019 third-round pick Yodny Cajuste, who was not a member of the active roster last season because of a quad injury.

Players with two negative tests will be granted access to the team facilities on Friday and Saturday to begin training for the upcoming season.

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As of Monday, the team was awaiting approval of its Infectious Disease Emergency Response plan to help protect its players and staff during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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