Bengals OL, former Buckeye opts out of 2020 season
The Cincinnati Bengals have announced that former Ohio State offensive lineman Isaiah Prince will not be participating in the 2020 season. He has been placed on the squad’s Reserve/Opt-Out List for the year.
Prince is one of more than 30 players who have already decided to sit out the 2020 season due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
From Eleven Warriors:
Per the rules agreed upon by the NFL and NFL Players Association, Prince’s contract with the Bengals will be tolled into 2021 and he will be eligible for a salary advance of $150,000, unless he qualifies for a higher-risk opt out, in which case he would receive a $350,000 stipend and an accrued season toward free agency.
Prince was a sixth-round selection in the 2019 NFL Draft, picked by the Miami Dolphins. He played in four games as a rookie, making two starts with the Dolphins. He joined the Bengals off of waivers in December and was prepared to enter his second season in the NFL this fall.
Prince has not appeared in a game yet with the Bengals.