John Urschel, a Ravens player known as much for his mathematical ability as his football skills, on Thursday joined a list of young NFL players who have retired because of concerns about long-term damage from head injuries.
Although Urschel, 26, released a statement that didn’t mention head injuries, team sources indicated his decision was related to a study published this week on chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, a debilitating brain disease. The report in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed the existence of CTE in the brains of 110 of 111 deceased former NFL players who donated their brains to research.
The team sources were informed of reasons...
Forget about the -1 they just put up against New Orleans. Focus more on the fact that they allowed just 22 points to the most potent offense in football. Also, they face the hapless Colts this week, which is always a nice holiday treat for a fantasy D. Last week: 22 points allowed This week: @Indianapolis