Friday, 07 August, 2020

Jets LB C.J. Mosley opts out of 2020 season

New York Jets inside linebacker C.J. Mosley Sources: Jets LB C.J. Mosley opts out of 2020 season
Cary Erickson | 02 August, 2020, 01:11

He played in just two games previous year for the Jets while dealing with a groin/core muscle injury. Mosley has opted out of the 2020 season because of COVID-19 concerns, ESPN's Rich Cimini reports.

Mosley, who was entering the second year of a five-year, $85 million contract signed in 2019, will receive a stipend for sitting out the season. However, he played only two games due to a groin injury.

Jets guard Leo Koloamatangi has also reportedly opted out. They made Mosley the NFL's highest-paid linebacker (by far) last year, in signing him to a five-year, $85M deal. Mosley is the most decorated player set to skip the season.

Williamson missed last season after tearing an ACL in the preseason.

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However, public health teams are continuing to support the ongoing outbreaks on Haida Gwaii, and at Fraser Valley Packers Inc. The staffer worked only in one contained unit, Fraser Health said in a news release, and is in self-isolation at home.

Now, New York will be scrambling to configure a formidable defense.

Mosley said in June he had been "cleared for everything" and was looking forward to having no limitations during training camp. Gregg Williams' unit will now be without both Mosley and Jamal Adams for the 2020 season.

So for the second straight campaign, the Jets' front seven will need to compensate for the absence of Mosley. In addition, NY added Patrick Onwuasor this offseason, re-signed Neville Hewitt and James Burgess and will be returning a healthy Blake Cashman.

There had been some speculation that NY could cut Williamson, who's due to make $8.5 million against the salary cap this season. He was placed on the active/physically unable to perform list earlier this week but is expected to be ready to play when the regular season begins. His decision is final, per the league's opt-out rules.