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Former LSU and current Jacksonville Jaguars defensive lineman Al Woods announced Friday that he will opt out of the 2020 NFL Season. Per ProFootballTalk:

Woods signed a one-year contract with the Jags earlier this year. It has a base salary of $1.5 million with a $500,000 signing bonus and another $500,000 in per-game roster bonuses.

Woods was a 2010 fourth-round pick of the Saints and has also spent time with the Bucs, Seahawks, Steelers, Titans and Colts over the course of his career. He had 32 tackles, two fumble recoveries and a sack with Seattle last season.
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Not the brightest. Try making up that money genius. You can't. No job pays like the NFL does. Im sure you won't go home and get fat and soft. This is the end of your career. Taking a year off will not be good for you getting back in. You are marginal - at best. You already played your last game.
Reply10 days
He owns five large crawfish ponds near Jennings so he has some residual investments to keep him busy and earn a bit. Not sure If he farms rice too but Al Woods will live a great post NFL life (IMO). Best of luck
Reply11 days
Took the money and went
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Reply13 days
His choice. This is how things should work.
Reply13 days
How much of their contract do they give up for sitting out? I'm assuming they get something.
Reply13 days
I think that they get 150k for opting out on their own, but more than that if they have a legit medical reason to opt out.
13 days
So when they opt out...does that mean the team has to hold a roster spot next year for them? Or can young hungry rookie take his spot?
Reply13 days
Looks like his career earnings are around $15MM. So if half went to taxes and he lives conservatively, maybe $5MM or so in the bank. Got to be hard to turn down another $2MM - not a young guy anymore by NFL standards. Maybe he is pension eligible and just ready to hang it up?
Reply13 days
They are vested after 3 years, so he qualifies for retirement.
13 days
Pension eligible is 4 years and they can draw it at 55 I believe. My Brother in law is best friends with a former starting QB in the NFL and I just had this conversation because he said he was drawing his pension and I did not know you could draw that early
13 days
OMG, these young, big, strong men are so scared of the virus they can't play football. OMG
Reply13 days
I don't think they'll have a spot for him.
Reply13 days
I was also wondering if it’s a smart hedge bet if he didn’t feel confident making the 53-man roster. Probably adds another year of service by default.
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