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Eddie Vanderdoes Opts Out Of 2020 Season Due To COVID-19 Concerns

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The defensive lineman won’t be suiting up this year thanks to Coronavirus.

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This won’t make the headlines that Dont’a Hightower or Marcus Cannon’s decisions have, but your Houston Texans have been informed that one of their players has chosen not to play in 2020 due to his concerns about COVID-19. Eddie Vanderdoes, a reserve defensive lineman who played in three games for the Texans in 2019, is sitting 2020 out.

By opting out of the 2020 season, Vanderdoes will receive an advance of $150,000.00 on his 2021 salary from the Texans.

Prior to Vanderdoes’ decision going public, the Texans were awarded Albert Huggins off the waiver wire; I don’t know whether one move had something to do with the other.

Huggins signed with the Texans as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Clemson in 2019 and participated in training camp in Houston before getting cut in the preseason.