NFL Almanac – 3/6

Items of note

NFL – Commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday during a speech at the University of North Carolina that concussions were not just an issue for football. “Let me make a point here that concussions are a global issue, not just a football issue. Most concussions don’t even occur in competition sports. Football concussions are a small percentage of total concussions. We can and must do more to prevent and treat them.”

Signings, transactions & front office moves

Buffalo – re-signed LB Bryan Scott; he played in all 16 games with 1 start for the Bills … most of his time was spent on special teams, as he led the team with 12 tackles. Re-signed TE Dorin Dickerson; he played 11 games with the Bills last season, catching 9 passes for 117 yards.

Carolina – re-upped LB Jordan Senn to a 1-year contract; Senn was the Panthers special teams captain last year, finishing with 15 tackles in the kicking game. He was set to be a UFA next week.

Detroit – re-signed OLB DeAndre Levy; he played in 14 games with 13 starts for the Lions last year. He was third on the team with 80 tackles and 1 interception.

Chiefs – released RT Eric Winston.

St. Louis – released OT Wayne Hunter; he played in 14 games with 4 starts last year after the Rams acquired him on Aug. 28 in a trade with the N.Y. Jets. He’s 31 and has played 9 seasons.

San Francisco – released K David Akers; he spent two seasons with the 49ers, but ran into problems at the end of the 2012 season with injuries and accuracy. He was 29 of 42 on FGs and in the last 6 games he missed 5 FGs and had 2 blocked. Akers did tie the NFL record in the season’s first game with a 63-yard FG. He’s 38 years old and has 14 seasons in the league.

Washington – the Redskins made official their hiring of fired San Diego general manager A.J. Smith as a senior advisor in player personnel; Smith was hired by G.M. Bruce Allen, who hired Smith as a scout almost 30 years ago with the Chicago Blitz of the United States Football League.


2 Responses to “NFL Almanac – 3/6”

  • March 7, 2013  - Kenny says:

    Was Goodell testing out NFL’s defense? I have no doubt the NFL is a small percentage of total concussions. The NFL consists of a small number of the overall population. With his logic, the problem for the chiefs players is even much smaller. Chiefs players are a really small percentage of the total concussions.

    Perhaps if he globalizes the issue, the NFL has less accountability.


  • March 7, 2013  - cychief24 says:

    To see it official that Aunt Blabby cinderblock feet Winston was officially cut is the BEST news yet. The worst Turd to ever “play” for our Chiefs.




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