New York Giants offensive tackle Nate Solder has opted out of the 2020 NFL season because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic.

He informed the Giants of his decision on Wednesday.

Solder cited family concerns, including his son’s battle with cancer and his own bout with cancer. He also has a newborn son.

Solder’s son Hudson, 5, was diagnosed with a rare Wilms tumor in both kidneys at a young age. Solder missed practices at times last year while his son underwent cancer treatments and checkups.

Solder, 32, is also a cancer survivor. He was diagnosed with testicular cancer during a routine physical prior to the 2014 season. He played that season for the New England Patriots.

Solder signed a four-year, $64 million contract with the Giants in 2018. He was set to earn $13 million and count $19.5 million against the salary cap this year.

Players considered high risk for COVID-19 can earn $350,000 and an accrued NFL season if they opt out. Players without risk can be fronted $150,000.

The Giants were aware that Solder might opt out this year. They had contingency plans in place, in part because they loaded up at tackle this offseason. Two of the Giants’ first three picks in this year’s draft were offensive tackles. They also signed veteran swing tackle Cameron Fleming as a free agent.

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