Sep 8, 2019; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets inside linebacker C.J. Mosley (57) celebrates after a fumble recovery during the first half against the Buffalo Bills at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

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Reports: Jets LB Mosley won’t play in ’20, citing health concerns

New York Jets middle linebacker C.J. Mosley won’t play in the 2020 season, opting out amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to multiple reports Saturday.

That leaves the Jets without Mosley, a four-time Pro Bowl selection and arguably the best player on their defense, just a week after they traded disgruntled All-Pro safety Jamal Adams to the Seattle Seahawks.

NFL.com reported the 28-year-old is opting out because of family health concerns.

New York signed Mosley to a five-year, $85 million contract in March 2019, hoping he’d anchor their defense the way he had for the Baltimore Ravens, who made him a first-round selection in the 2014 NFL Draft.

But last season, he missed 14 games with a groin injury. He managed just nine tackles to go with one interception and a fumble recovery, He had a career-high 133 tackles and 12 quarterback hits in his rookie season.

According to Spotrac, he already received his $10 million roster bonus and was due to make an additional $6 million in base salary.

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