New England Patriots safety and team captain Devin McCourty went in on the NFL Sunday after the league decided that they would push up the opt-out date to this Wednesday August 5th.
"I think it is an absolute joke that the NFL is changing the opt-out period, mainly because they don't want to continue to see guys opt out. I'm sure they're shocked about how many guys have opted out," McCourty said in a video conference with Patriots reporters. "I think it's terrible. I think it's B.S. that the league has changed that date."
"Monday will be our first day in the building, so to try to act like guys are trying to make a decision about something other than virtual meetings is a joke," he said. "When players understand how much power we have, we've seen things change for us; primarily even with this deal, with the COVID-19 and trying to get everything back, we saw some of that strength. Hopefully, we'll see how everything turns out come Wednesday, if it ends up being the deadline."
"I support guys no matter what they decide, but I'm still out here having fun and figuring things out. So, we'll see how we go."
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