According to Mike Garafolo, Bills DT Star Lotulelei is taking the opt-out option for the 2020 season.
Lotulelei’s $4.5 million and $2.5 million guarantees over the next two seasons will push to 2021 and 2022 respectively, per Garafolo.
It’s also worth mentioning Lotulelei was diagnosed with a heart condition when he was entering the league, so this could play a role in his decision.
Lotulelei agreed to a restructured deal earlier this offseason to lower his base salary in exchange for making it fully guaranteed.
Lotulelei, 30, is a former first-round pick of the Panthers back in 2013. He played out the final year of his four-year, $9.605 million rookie contract before the Panthers picked up his fifth-year option.
Lotulelei made a base salary of $6 million for the 2017 season before eventually signing a five-year contract with the Bills in 2018.
In 2019, Lotulelei appeared in all 16 games for the Bills and recorded 19 tackles, two sacks, an interception and a pass defense.