Payton also said linebacker Jonathan Vilma (knee) is questionable and that the team plans to workout Vilma pregame and make a decision on his availability at that time.
Five on-field, two replay officials opt out of 2020 season
Seven NFL referees have opted out of the 2020 season. NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Friday that five on-field officials and two replay officials have taken a leave of absence for the 2020 season, per sources informed of the situation.
Bill Belichick: Rookies in deep, turbulent water that's 'going to get rougher'
The lack of an offseason workout program due to the COVID-19 pandemic has left rookies and young players with an uphill battle in the fight for playing time during training camp. New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick noted the tough situation rookies are in this season.