Tyler Varga retires

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After recovering from a serious concussion suffered in his rookie season, Colts running back Tyler Varga has decided not to risk another one.

The Colts have placed Varga on the reserve/retired list. His roster spot was filled via the signing of running back Abou Toure.

In May, Varga went public with his experiences from 2015, which resulted in his placement on the retired list after he declined to take medication aimed at helping his recovery due to concerns about potential side effects.

Toure, who like Varga was signed as an undrafted free agent a year ago, spent the offseason and training camp with the Colts, before being released. He later joined the Steelers and Cardinals practice squads.

10 responses to “Tyler Varga retires

  1. So a Yale premed undergrad decides it’s not worth compromising his future medical career over playing a few more meaningless games.

    Not exactly an eye opener. But all some people can think about is whether he was an NFL star.

  2. Tyler Varga has a degree from Yale. He had no chance of becoming a football superstar and make tons of money. He can make more money with his Yale degree than he could playing football. Why risk the injury?

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