NFL concussions

Former San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Silverman: Stunning Retirements Across NFL Overshadow Revis Signing, Big Trades

The most noteworthy announcements at the start of the league year may have been the early retirements of San Francisco linebacker Patrick Willis, Tennessee quarterback Jake Locker and Pittsburgh linebacker Jason Worilds.

03/11/2015

Giants punter Steve Weatherford and former NFL wide receiver Sidney Rice (Credit: Steve Overmyer/CBS2)

Giants Punter Steve Weatherford To Donate Brain For Scientific Research

Giants punter Steve Weatherford, along with former NFL wide receiver Sidney Rice, will donate his brain for scientific research after he passes away.

03/03/2015

Concussions

AP: NFL Claims Concussions Down 25 Percent

When preseason games, plus preseason and regular-season practices, are included, the 202 concussions this season declined 12 percent from 2013, and 23 percent from 2012.

01/29/2015

Concussions

New Study Sheds More Light On Seriousness Of Concussions In Youth Football

NFL veterans who started playing tackle football before the age of 12 are more likely to have cognitive difficulties after their careers, according to a study published on Wednesday in the journal Neurology.

01/28/2015

Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker catches a pass and flips upside down against the Patriots during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Jan. 19, 2014. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Jared Max: Surgeon General Ought To Warn Everyone About Dangers Of Football

How would you react if you came home from work one evening and found your 9-year-old son smoking a cigarette? Would you revoke his cellphone, Internet and TV privileges before, or after you drove him to football practice?

11/11/2014

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

NFL, Former Players Reach ‘Extraordinary Settlement’ On Concussion-Related Claims

A federal judge on Monday granted preliminary approval to a landmark deal that would compensate thousands of former NFL players for concussion-related claims.

07/07/2014

Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker catches a pass and flips upside down against the Patriots during the AFC Championship game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Jan. 19, 2014. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Report: 85 Percent Of Players Say They’d Play In Super Bowl With Concussion

It’s either a frightening statistic or not that surprising at all considering the professional stakes.

01/27/2014

Michael Boley #59 of the New York Giants tackles Ryan Grant #25 of the Green Bay Packers during their NFC Divisional playoff game at Lambeau Field on January 15, 2012 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Keidel: Are We Witnessing Football’s Freefall?

For NFL players with careers longer than five years, their life expectancy is less than 60. Maybe an incredible 40 beats an indifferent 80. That’s an important choice for us to make. But it is our choice, and it always will be.

08/07/2012