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NFL agrees to uncapped funds in revised concussion settlement

By akrammer@1500espn.com

The NFL and retired player plaintiffs announced a revised settlement agreement in the NFL concussion lawsuit on Wednesday, removing the cap for concussion damages.

A U.S. district court judge rejected an initial $765 million settlement after worrying about the award lasting across all potential claims. Wednesday’s announcement removes any cap […]

Report: John Carlson will not retire despite concussion history

By akrammer@1500espn.com

Minnesota Vikings tight end John Carlson’s injury history, specifically his five reported concussions, will not deter the Litchfield, Minn. native from returning to football next season, per a Star Tribune report.

Carlson, who turns 30 in May, suffered his third concussion in six NFL seasons on the snowy turf in a […]

Christian Ponder yet to be cleared after concussion

By Mike Wilkening

Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder remains out of action with a concussion, head coach Leslie Frazier said Friday, according to the club. Matt Cassel will start at quarterback on Sunday at Baltimore, with Josh Freeman likely the top backup. According to Frazier, Ponder still must pass NFL-mandated concussion testing before returning, and […]

Christian Ponder tested for concussion, questionable to return

By Mike Wilkening

Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder is undergoing concussion testing after appearing to be shaken up late in the first half, the club said Sunday afternoon. Ponder is questionable to return to action against Chicago, the club said. Ponder, who was sacked three times in the first two quarters, appeared to be hurt […]

Christian Ponder checked for possible concussion, return questionable

By dwetmore@1500espn.com

MINNEAPOLIS — Starting quarterback Christian Ponder has been taken to the locker room to be evaluated for a possible concussion, the team announced. His return to Sunday’s game is questionable.

.@cponder7 has been taken to the locker room to be evaluated for a possible concussion. His return is questionable.

— Minnesota Vikings […]

Freeman could practice Friday, won’t dress Sunday

By Mike Florio

Vikings quarterback Josh Freeman continues to struggle from the effects of a concussion no one knew he had until Wednesday. And while the circumstances have prompted some skepticism (more on that later tonight), the official word remains that Freeman has a concussion. Coach Leslie Frazier said Thursday that Freeman could return […]

Josh Freeman has concussion; Christian Ponder likely to play

By Sessler, Marc Minnesota Vikings quarterback Josh Freeman has a concussion, coach Leslie Frazier said Wednesday.

Source: National Football League

Report: Winfield hasn’t filed retirement papers

Posted by Mike Florio

AP

After veteran cornerback Antoine Winfield was cut by the Seahawks, he quickly announced a plan to retire.

That plan has not yet been formalized.

According to Sean Jensen of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Winfield’s agent said the player hasn’t filed retirement papers.

As we learned (over and over […]

Bush says “we just scratched the surface today”

Posted by Mike Florio

Getty Images

In 2011, the Lions won their first five games with running back Jahvid Best providing an explosive run-pass dynamic from the backfield. Since Best suffered his most recent concussion, the Lions had gone 9-19.

Today, the Lions went to 1-0, thanks in large part to the arrival […]

Despite concussion, Jarius Wright will be backup return man

By akrammer@1500espn.com

DEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings receiver Jarius Wright never fielded a kickoff or punt return in the preseason.

Wright’s few opportunities in the first two preseason games, all on punt return, were squandered by either penalties or touchbacks and when he was blindsided on a catch in the first half at the […]