NFL saw 73 percent rise in preseason concussions last year

When training camps open around the league next month, the NFL wants teams to be mindful of the spike in preseason concussions last year.
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The NFL found that preseason concussions were up 73 percent from 2016 and that most of them occurred in 11-on-11 drills conducted in practices ahead of the first preseason games. The league is sharing data about each team’s concussions from last year in hopes that it will, per NFL executive vice president of health and safety initiatives Jeff Miller, inform what clubs do.

Sills said that there is no medical reason to think the drills coming early in camp left players unprepared for contact. The focus is on what behavior are you doing and how much are you doing of it rather than when on the Womens Justin Smith Jersey calendar it is being done.

Brian Gutekunst was promoted to take over for Thompson while others in the personnel department left for jobs outside the organization. Team president Mark Murphy also tweaked the way the organization operates by having coach Mike McCarthy and Gutekunst report to him directly rather than having the coach report to the G.M.

In an interview with Rob Reischel of Forbes, Murphy offered an early review of how those changes are working out.

Well, we’ll see how things play out, Murphy said. But my hope was it would improve communication. And quite honestly, with a new General Manager, a first time General Manager, putting him in Mark Herzlich Youth Jersey a position where he can have success and really focus on the most important part of his job, which is the draft and acquiring players and determining the 90-man [roster] and the 53-man roster, I think it’s worked well so far.