Defense secretary: Navy's Reynolds, Swain can play in NFL (Yahoo Sports) (Fri, 27 May 2016 11:01:47 PDT)
Keenan Reynolds will get his chance to play in the NFL this season. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced Friday that the record-setting Navy quarterback Reynolds and fullback Chris Swain can defer their military service to play in the NFL. Carter made the announcement during his graduation speech to the academy in Annapolis.
Bears agree to contract with first-round pick Floyd (Yahoo Sports) (Fri, 27 May 2016 15:02:38 PDT)
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- The Chicago Bears and first-round draft pick Leonard Floyd have agreed to a four-year contract with an option for a fifth year.
Titans second-round pick Kevin Dodd undergoes foot surgery (Yahoo Sports) (Thu, 26 May 2016 14:09:43 PDT)
Tennessee Titans second-round pick Kevin Dodd will be out until the start of training camp after undergoing surgery on his right foot Thursday morning. Titans coach Mike Mularkey said Dodd had had some soreness in his foot dating back to the Titans rookie mini-camp. Mularkey said further tests on the foot indicated more damage could potentially be done to it if Dodd didn't undergo surgery.
Goodell reaffirms NFL's concussion research role (Yahoo Sports) (Thu, 26 May 2016 14:56:00 PDT)
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell reaffirmed the league's commitment to concussion research in a letter Thursday to the 32 team owners. Goodell told the owners the league never considered not honoring a $30 million commitment to the NIH ''in its entirety.'' He also stressed that the league will provide substantial additional funding for projects relating to safety equipment, treatment of athletes who have experienced concussions, and a study relating to the incidence and prevalence of long-term health consequences. ''We look forward to a productive and ongoing partnership with the NIH and others to advance our shared priorities, and to committing additional funding to medical research and engineering advances to enhance the safety of athletes at all levels,'' Goodell wrote.