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Marqise Lee Is 7th Patriots Player to Opt Out of 2020 NFL Season

New England Patriots wide receiver Marqise Lee has decided to opt out of the 2020 NFL season amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Lee, who became a first-time father in February, explained his reasoning to ESPN's Mike Reiss:

"This is a big sit-down process I had, with me and my significant other, as far as family goes. The risk factor in which we believe that's going out there, it just wasn't worth it in a sense. Just too many unknowns.

"We knew New England, honestly, had a great system in place.