by Mike Maher | Mon, Jul 27th 6:04pm EDT
Patriots fullback Dan Vitale has opted out of the 2020 season due to coronavirus concerns, according to a report from Jarrett Bell of USA Today. (USA Today on Twitter)
Vitale played in 15 games for the Packers last season and signed with the Patriots this offseason, who may have seen him as a replacement for James Devein, who retired from the NFL in the Spring. Now, New England will have to look elsewhere for a lead blocker for the likes of Sony Michel, James White, Damien Harris, and Rex Burkhead.