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.
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