Report: Veterans Chung, Hightower among 6 Patriots who have opted out of 2020 season

FOXBOROUGH, MASS. (WHDH) - Veteran safety Patrick Chung has reportedly become the sixth New England Patriots player to opt-out of the upcoming NFL season.

Chung told ESPN’s Mike Reiss that he plans to sit out the 2020 season due to COVID-19 concerns.

The Super Bowl champion has become the sixth Patriot to opt out, joining star linebacker Dont’a Hightower, starting offensive tackle Marcus Cannon, offensive lineman Najee Toran, fullback Danny Vitale, and running back Brandon Bolden, according to NFL reporter Adam Schefter.

Quarterbacks and rookies reported to Gillette Stadium on Monday for COVID-19 testing. The rest of the team is slated to undergo testing on Tuesday.

Players with two negative tests will be granted access to the team facilities on Friday and Saturday to begin training for the upcoming season.

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