Cardinals rookie receiver Ryan Swope has been held out of offseason work because he is still dealing with the effects of concussions he suffered in college, and coach Bruce Arians is concerned about that.
“Only guy I am worried about is Swope with his head,” Arians said when asked about his rookie class in a conversation with Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, via the Cardinals’ website.
Arians said he was “very, very, very surprised” that Swope wasn’t cleared to participate in minicamp and Organized Team Activities, and he isn’t aware of anything Swope can do, other than hope his concussion symptoms go away with time.
“I’m not sure what he can do, I’m not sure what the doctors are going to do at this point,” Arians said. “I hope . . . because the kid is a great talent, and it would be a shame. But having Austin Collie last year going through this same thing, it’s scary.”
Swope, who had a good career at Texas A&M and a great workout at the Scouting Combine, fell to the sixth round of the NFL draft because he had four concussions in college.