The man who would’ve been one of the new Eagles options at wideout instead is opting out of the season.
Ian Rappaport first reported the news this afternoon. Here’s the tweet on it.
Goodwin’s decision is an understandable one and almost seems obvious. He and his wife have a 5-month-old daughter at home and a family’s health should always come first. Then factor in that Goodwin and his wife have suffered 3 previous miscarriages and the decision seems clear to everyone.
In terms of what happens with opt-outs the NFL Players Association’s executive committee and 32 player representatives approved the offers Friday, two people with knowledge of the decisions told The Associated Press.
Players who decide they want to opt-out have until Aug. 3 to do so, and they will receive a stipend from the owners, the people said on condition of anonymity because the offer has not been made public. The amount of the stipend will be $350,000 for medical opt-outs and $150,000 for voluntary opt-outs.