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Christian Wilkins fined for play Josh Allen ripped off Wilkins’ helmet

Bills quarterback Josh Allen was penalized for ripping off Dolphins defensive tackle Christian Wilkins‘ helmet after a sack. Allen pleaded his case to officials, pointing to his groin.Allen said in his postgame interview that “there were some things that [I] didn’t appreciate going on” during the pile. A video showed what Wilkins did to Allen.As [more]

Matt Milano not fined for hit that briefly knocked Tua Tagovailoa out of Sunday’s game

Bills linebacker Matt Milano received a penalty for shoving Tua Tagovailoa after the Dolphins quarterback had released the ball in the first half Sunday. He did not receive a fine on top of the roughing the passer penalty.Tagovailoa jumped in the air on an 8-yard pass to Jaylen Waddle on third-and-three at the Miami 21. [more]

NFL Players Association terminates Unaffiliated Neurotrauma Consultant involved in Bills-Dolphins controversy

The official investigation regarding the decision to clear Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa remains pending. For now, however, the NFL Players Association has decided to take action.Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the NFLPA has exercised its prerogative to terminate the Unaffiliated Neurotrauma Consultant involved in the decision to clear Tua to return to [more]

Bills fans spearhead effort to donate to Tua Tagovailoa’s foundation

Bills fans have spearheaded an effort to donate to Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa‘s foundation after his scary injury on Thursday night.Almost immediately after Tagovailoa was stretchered off the field against the Bengals, social media accounts affiliated with #BillsMafia began urging pledges to the Tua Foundation, which supports health and wellness of young people. In less [more]

Dr. Allen Sills: Tua Tagovailoa was checked every day leading up to Thursday’s game

One of the questions regarding Thursday’s frightening scene in Cincinnati involving Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa arises from the question of whether Tua continued to be checked, even after being cleared to return to action on Sunday against the Bills.Dr. Allen Sills, the NFL’s Chief Medical Officer, explained to Judy Battista of NFL Media that doctors [more]

NFL Week 4 injury report roundup: Dalvin Cook set to play, Za’Darius Smith questionable

Week Four of the 2022 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win by the Bengals and it continues with 14 more games on Sunday, which means that the 28 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday.The teams playing on Monday night won’t release their final injury [more]

Devin McCourty on whether owners care about player safety: “Their job is to grow the business”

The two Tua Tagovailoa incidents this week have sparked renewed questions regarding the wisdom of routinely having two teams that played on Sunday turn around and play on Monday.Obviously, that’s not changing. Amazon has secured the rights to Thursday Night Football for 11 years, at roughly $1 billion per year. And it’s not just the [more]

Dr. Allen Sills vows to release results of Tua Tagovailoa investigation “to everyone”

As the NFL and NFL Players Association investigate the circumstances resulting in Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa‘s return to play on Sunday against the Bills, the NFL’s Chief Medical Officer has made an important commitment.In an interview with NFL Media’s Judy Battista, Dr. Allen Sills promised full transparency with the outcome of the investigation, which the [more]

Mike McDaniel: 100 percent conviction in our process with Tua Tagovailoa

The Dolphins’ handling of quarterback Tua Tagovailoa‘s concussion evaluation in last Sunday’s game against the Bills was the subject on an investigation before Thursday night’s game against the Bengals, but it is under renewed scrutiny after Tagovailoa was taken to the hospital with a concussion during that contest.Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel fielded a number [more]

JC Tretter: We need to figure out how, why a player with “no-go” symptom was allowed on the field

NFL Players Association president JC Tretter has issued a statement regarding Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and the ongoing investigation into how Tagovailoa was allowed to return to play in the Week Three matchup against Buffalo.In the statement, Tretter calls for potential changes to the current concussion protocol.“We are all outraged by what we have seen [more]

Hamstring injury likely to keep Xavier Rhodes out for Bills

The Bills signed cornerback Xavier Rhodes to their practice squad this week with designs on having him reinforce an injury-riddled secondary, but it doesn’t look like that is going to happen this weekend.Bills head coach Sean McDermott said on Friday that Rhodes has a hamstring injury and that he is unlikely to be well enough [more]

In evaluating head injuries, the player continues to be the least reliable source of information

As the NFL hopefully goes back to square one and reviews its concussion policies and protocols from top to bottom and back again, there’s one very important reality that always needs to be remembered. The player is not a reliable source of information as to the true state of the condition of his brain.Virtually every [more]

The “gross motor instability” loophole must be closed, immediately

Changes undoubtedly will be made to the NFL’s concussion policies and protocols after last night’s incident involving Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. It’s possible that, ultimately, there will be an overreaction. And that’s fine; that would be far better than an underreaction.The most immediate reaction should be simple, and immediate. The loophole regarding “gross motor instability” [more]

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