BEREA, Ohio — As training camp in Berea begins, the Cleveland Browns have learned that two of their players have chosen to opt out of the 2020 season.
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On Wednesday, the Browns announced that guard Drew Forbes and offensive tackle Drake Dorbeck have chosen not to participate in the upcoming campaign. Under the agreement made between the NFL and its players' association amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, any player may choose to opt out of participating in the 2020 season for any reason. In order to do so, the player must provide the club with written notice of his plans to do so. Once a player opts out, the notice will be irrevocable for the remainder of the 2020 season.
Selected in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft, Forbes appeared in one game during his rookie campaign. In 2020, the Southeast Missouri State product was expected to provide depth on the Browns' offensive line and potentially compete for the team's opening in the starting lineup at right guard.
Meanwhile, Dorbeck was signed earlier this year as an undrafted free agent out of Southern Mississippi. The 2019 second-team All-Conference USA selection started 34 games during his college career.
As a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, NFL teams are adopting various safety measures, including an adjusted training camp schedule. On Wednesday, the Browns revealed that their players will be wearing contract tracing bracelets while in the facility in order to determine who any potentially infected individuals have come into contact with.