Vanderdoes’ decision pushed the number of players who have decided to opt out of the season to over a dozen so far.
Vanderdoes, 25, is a former third-round pick of the Raiders back in 2017. Vanderdoes was in the third year of his four-year, $3.261 million contract when he was placed on injured reserve and later released by the Raiders.
Vanderdoes caught on with the Texans practice squad in October and was promoted to the active roster a month later.
In 2019, Vanderdoes appeared in three games for the Texans and recorded eight tackles and no sacks.