Bills news: Tre'Davious White is playing in 2020, squashing opt-out rumors
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Bills’ Tre’Davious White is playing in 2020, squashing opt-out rumors

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Buffalo Bills star cornerback Tre’Davious White will in fact be playing this fall amid a slew of rumors he was opting out (via ESPN).

White had yet to make a decision as of Wednesday, just one day before Thursday afternoon’s opt-out deadline. He reportedly wanted to see how the Bills were taking precautions at team facilities at the start of camp.

The first-team All-Pro selection also went back at a fan who called opt-outs “selfish” on Thursday morning, noting he was taking his family’s health and safety under consideration. White also noted his significant other’s grandfather apparently died after contracting COVID-19.

However, it seems White feels comfortable enough to play, and the Bills will certainly be glad to have him in the secondary.

White established himself as one of the top cornerbacks in football last season, tying for the league lead with six interceptions and also tallying 17 passes defended, good enough for fourth among defensive backs.

The 25-year-old was targeted 90 times and allowed just 45 completions. White did not allow a single touchdown, with opposing quarterbacks posting a rating of just 45.0 when targeting his side of the field.

Buffalo made the big play to land star wide receiver Stefon Diggs from the Minnesota Vikings in the spring, which is the biggest move of the offseason.

However, White’s decision to play is every bit as consequential.

The Bills ranked sixth in defensive DVOA last season, and added some depth at the corner spot (Josh Norman) while reshuffling the front seven. But Buffalo can count on White to be the lockdown corner on the outside.