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Lawyers: Predators targeting NFL concussion victims

Posted by admin on September 20, 2017 in Oakland Raiders |

Lawyers for former NFL players now eligible for payments under the league’s $1 billion concussion settlement said Tuesday they’ve found evidence that unscrupulous third-party providers are trying to take advantage of players with significant brain damage.

McCarthy said at one point he looked at his bench and saw as many as 10 players either injured or getting treatment.

“Hopefully that’s our one game for this year,” McCarthy said of the injuries.

The Packers also were without their two starting offensive tackles, Bryan Bulaga (ankle) and David Bakhtiari (hamstring). The pair of veterans who have combined for 138 career regular-season starts were replaced by Kyle Murphy and Justin McCray, who previously had combined for one career start. They held up OK but were aided by a short passing game that prevented Aaron Rodgers from doing much in the vertical passing game.

Bakhtiari tested his injury before the game and said he likely will follow the same plan this week.

“We were just being smart,” he said. “It’s a decision that we thought was best for the team going into the game.”

The New York Giants believe there is a “good chance” wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. will play Monday night against the Detroit Lions, but the decision is still “up in the air,” a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
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