Chiefs G Duvernay-Tardif hopes to return to Chiefs next season

Laurent Duvernay-Tardif (76) opted out of this season to work at a long-term care facility in Montreal.
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Left guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif says he hopes to return to the Kansas City Chiefs next season after opting out of the 2020 campaign because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 6-foot-5, 321-pound Canadian was one of the first NFL players to announce he wouldn’t play because of the pandemic after helping the Chiefs win the Super Bowl last year. He opted to work at a long-term care facility in Montreal.

Duvernay-Tardif received his medical degree from McGill University in 2018. He has continued working out while away from the game.