Panthers linebacker Christian Miller will opt out of the 2020 season.
Miller told the Panthers that he is opting out because he is in a high-risk health category, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. The Panthers were supportive of his decision, according to the report.
Last year Miller was a fourth-round draft pick who played well at times but had an injury-plagued rookie season. Now he won’t step on the field until 2021.
Miller is the 43rd player to opt out of the 2020 season over concerns about COVID-19. The full list of opt-outs is here.