There is no rest for the weary in the NFL. Today, just two days after the completion of the 2021 draft, teams will have to decide whether or not to pick up the options of their 2018 first-round draft picks. If they do, the players will be under contract through the 2022 season. Conversely, each player who does not have their option picked up will likely enter free agency next offseason.
Here's a look at each player who has and has not had their options picked up. Several teams made the decision to pick up their player's option prior to deadline day, while some teams waited until Monday to make a decision.
Players whose fifth-year options were picked up
WR D.J. Moore, Panthers
DT Daron Payne, Washington
LB Tremaine Edmunds, Bills
CB Denzel Ward, Browns
CB Jaire Alexander, Chargers
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Players whose fifth-year options were declined
QB Josh Rosen, 49ers (released)
RB Sony Michel, Patriots
TE Hayden Hurst, Falcons
S Terrell Edmunds, Steelers