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Latest concussion lands Brandon Stokley on IR

Buster Skrine, Brandon Stokley AP

Every time the topic of concussions has come up, Brandon Stokley has said he wants to keep playing.

After the most recent of his double-digit career concussions Sunday, the Ravens decided to make the decision for him.

The team announced they were putting the veteran wide receiver on injured reserve, replacing him on the roster with running back Bernard Scott.

In the team’s release, they cited Stokley’s multiple concussions and said they “determined after testing that this would end his season.”

The 37-year-old wideout played in just six games because of a variety of non-head injuries. He caught 13 passes for 115 yards. And with his track record, it might be a surprise if anyone gives him a chance to continue to play.

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13 Responses to “Latest concussion lands Brandon Stokley on IR”
  1. edgarcaetano says: Dec 10, 2013 2:24 PM

    hopefully he moves on. Had a great career, best of luck to life after football.

  2. 1captain1 says: Dec 10, 2013 2:35 PM

    If they’d bring back the passing rules from the 80’s/90’s you wouldn’t see all the concussions. Too many QBs make a living throwing over the middle. These QB’s couldn’t have played in that era. Brees & Manning and others would be 55% passers with sub 4000 yard seasons if they couldn’t throw over the middle as often. They get their receivers KILLED. Just look at then number of receivers that have been hurt with Peyton Manning at QB in his career. CRAZY.

  3. tvjules says: Dec 10, 2013 3:02 PM

    With that many concussions, I would guess the damage has already been done and is irreversible. Very sad.

  4. taosravenfan says: Dec 10, 2013 3:07 PM

    Good for the Ravens. If he won’t protect himself then someone needs to step in and do so for him.

  5. jr507 says: Dec 10, 2013 3:12 PM

    Interesting that they were ok with Ray Lewis killing another person, but not Brandon getting himself killed.

    Nonetheless, hopefully Stokley has a healthy retirement with minimal residual effects.

  6. thegenoatkinsdiet says: Dec 10, 2013 3:29 PM

    Had to be done. But wow is that a downgrade…

  7. ratbirdsrule says: Dec 10, 2013 3:33 PM

    he only caught 1-2 passes a game…always for a first down.
    good luck

  8. faninvirginia says: Dec 10, 2013 3:45 PM

    He was surprisingly reliable this year in the few plays he saw. Was great to have him back. Pitta will fill in just fine though….

    Good Luck Brandon

  9. asimonetti88 says: Dec 10, 2013 4:29 PM

    “And with his track record, it might be a surprise if anyone gives him a chance to continue to play.”

    People have been saying that about him since he’s been in the league. In my opinion, it would be more surprising if he DIDN’T get a chance to play next year. This guy is a stud.

  10. melikefootball says: Dec 10, 2013 4:42 PM

    With the NFL all for safety now you would think they would make Stokley retire.

  11. wishingtonredslur says: Dec 10, 2013 5:09 PM

    Spent all week asking if Peyton was coming in for OTAs.

  12. scoobies05 says: Dec 10, 2013 7:18 PM

    interesting comment jr…except ray didnt kill anyone. brush up on your facts

  13. ampatsisahypocrite says: Dec 11, 2013 12:40 AM

    I think the refs were suffering from brain damage when they called that phantom PI that wiped out Flacco’s game-losing pick. Worst call of the year.

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