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Larry Warford opting out of season despite multiple offers

(Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports)

(Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports)

Three-time Pro Bowler Larry Warford is a free agent with plenty of offers to join a squad for the 2020 season, but he’s electing to sit it out. Adam Schefter is reporting that Warford will opt out of the season to start a family and continue to train. He will reevaluate his options in 2021.

The New Orleans Saints cut Warford back in May to save cap space after signing Jameis Winston and Taysom Hill. In 2017, Warford signed a four-year $34 million contract with the Saints and started all 44 games in which he appeared. He was named to his third consecutive Pro Bowl in 2019 after New Orleans tied for third in the league in points per game and gave up only 25 sacks, tied for the third fewest in the league. Warford, who played high school football at Madison Central in Richmond, was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft (65th overall) after a stellar career at Kentucky, in which he received Second Team All-SEC honors in 2010, 2011, and 2012.

For a complete list of players opting out of the 2020 season, click here.

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2 Comments for Larry Warford opting out of season despite multiple offers

  1. Not Dan Issel
    6:06 pm July 28, 2020 Permalink

    Translated: no offers were made that he considered worthy. Due to Covid-19, easy to sit out this year and try again next year.

  2. KyZoneBlitz
    10:03 pm July 28, 2020 Permalink

    I think he had plenty of options (IMO, Warfords Proven he’s one of the top OG’s in the league without question) to choose from, but maybe like issel stated, all of those teams, maybe thinking because of the uncertainty with todays situation and issues, that they could low-ball their offers to him, and maybe thought he would take any of them just to have that security right now. He’s a smart man for waiting. He’s already made a ton of money, and as intelligent as he is, I know he hasnt spent very much of it. I think he gets the offer he’s worth and looking for, and he may even get 3-4 of them from different teams, possibly sooner rather than later. Its no secret that Football is still won in the trenches, and there’s no shortage of teams in the league that are in need of a top Interior OL of Warfords Caliber. Just hoping its on a team that is ready the second he gets there to compete for Titles