Detroit Lions wide receiver Geronimo Allison will be opting out of the 2020 NFL season, according to a tweet from Adam Schefter.
And another: Lions’ WR Geronimo Allison is opting out of the 2020 season, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 2, 2020
Allison is just the second Detroit Lions player to opt out, joining defensive tackle John Atkins, who shared that he was opting out last week. The New England Patriots currently have the most players opted out thus far with eight. The deadline for opting out is still unclear, though latest indications suggest it will be around Wednesday.
The 26-year-old receiver signed with the Lions this offseason on a one-year deal after spending the last four years with the division rival Green Bay Packers. He was set to make just over a million dollars in 2020, with $137,000 of that guaranteed. Allison was supposed to be competing with a very crowded wide receiver room for the role of WR4/WR5.
For a comprehensive list of players opting out, both on the Lions and across the league, check out the Pride of Detroit opt out tracker.
UPDATE: Here’s the reason Allison is opting out:
Confirming WR Geronimo Allison has decided to opt out of them. The decision is due in part to him becoming a new father.— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) August 2, 2020