Dolphins wide receiver Leonte Carroo won’t be able to make his case for more playing time during the team’s June minicamp.
Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports that Carroo will have surgery to clean up loose bodies in his knee and miss the team’s three-day minicamp next week as a result.
Carroo is expected to be ready to go for training camp this summer and many veterans wouldn’t be too impacted by missing a portion of the offseason schedule. Carroo isn’t in the strongest position heading into camp <a title="Cam Atkinson Jersey Kids" href="http://www.officialbluejackets.com/authentic-adidas-cam-atkinson-jersey">Cam Atkinson Jersey Kids</a> , however.
The 2016 third-round pick has played 264 offensive snaps and caught 10 passes over his first two seasons and is behind Danny Amendola, DeVante Parker, Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson on the depth chart in Miami. Jakeem Grant played about the same amount on offense, but had a bigger special teams role than Carroo and that would seem to make it a real possibility that Carroo will be off the roster come September whether he’s healthy for the start of camp or not.
Brett Favre says he might have had "thousands" of concussions during his Hall of Fame career.
The three-time NFL MVP who played from 1992-2010 and was known for his aggressive approach to football said Thursday on NBC's "Megyn Kelly Today" that he is experiencing short-term memory issues.
Favre, 48, has become an advocate for concussion research and said he had three or four known concussions during his lengthy career, which spanned 302 regular-season games and 24 in the postseason.
"But as we're learning about concussions," he told Kelly, "there's a term we use in football and maybe other sports <a title="Valtteri Filppula Jersey" href="http://www.officialflyersproshop.com/authentic-adidas-valtteri-filppula-jersey">Valtteri Filppula Jersey</a> , that I got 'dinged.' When you have ringing of the ears, seeing stars, that is a concussion.
"If that's a concussion, then I've had hundreds, probably thousands, throughout my career, which is frightening."
Favre added that he worries about developing chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) as he ages.
"My football career has meant a great deal to me and has provided a lot of things, a lot of joy not only for me, but for my family <a title="Cam Fowler Jersey" href="http://www.officialducks.com/authentic-adidas-cam-fowler-jersey">Cam Fowler Jersey</a> ," Favre said. "Now, my family doesn't have to face the physical problems that could potentially arise, or the mental problems that could, but they are directly associated with me in that regard. It's kind of a blessing and a curse.
"I grew up playing football. My dad was the coach, he was tough on me, he was a hard-nosed, just in-your-face-type of guy, and he didn't know what concussions were about. We knew basically what a concussion was, but the thought process in those days was you would never come out of a game or practice because you had a little head ding. You would be considered <a title="Nick Foligno Jersey" href="http://www.officialbluejackets.com/authentic-adidas-nick-foligno-jersey">Nick Foligno Jersey</a> , for lack of a better term, a sissy.
"My point in this is 30 years ago, there wasn't a problem in anyone's mind from playing football. It was just a matter of being tough, and the ones who stuck it out and made the most of it. Now, what we know, is it has nothing to do with toughness and that's a lot scarier. So I look at my career as something wonderful. I didn't know; had I known in Year 5, I would have looked at my future a bit closer as my career unfolded."
Favre appeared on Kelly's program with three other retired star athletes: soccer's Abby Wambach, baseball's David Ross and Favre's fellow Pro Football Hall of Famer and former teammate Kurt Warner. All four have invested in a company developing a concussion-treatment drug that is not yet approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
Favre said he would not encourage youngsters to play football.
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