We shouldn’t endorse NFL sticking head trauma in sand - Kevin Acee (UT$)
It is the contention of a 91-page congressional report released this week that the NFL withdrew $16 million in funding for concussion research after its failed behind-the-scenes effort to steer the funding toward members of the league’s committee on brain injuries. Taxpayers, the report said, ended up paying for the National Institute of Health study.
Convadium's drubbing puts Bolts in rally mode - Tom Krasovic (UT$)
Political leaders across the spectrum have opposed or strongly questioned the Chargers' stadium plan, and some leaders say voters don't want to discuss the proposed $1.15-billion subsidy
The Safety Who Knows He Can Add Stability - Ricky Henne
"It’s not easy to stay focused, and it could be easy to get off track. I’m tired of going up and down on the practice squad. Really the main thing is trusting the process and trusting that if you handle what you are supposed to do, then everything will work out. I’m doing everything in my power to not let this slip away."
Corey Coleman, Kenneth Dixon among OROY candidates - Chase Howell
Simply put, Henry will have the opportunity to make an immediate impact in 2016. Last season, Rivers threw to his WRs the fourth-least (percentage-wise) of any QB (behind Tennessee’s Marcus Mariota, Philadelphia’s Sam Bradford and New England’s Tom Brady). Conversely, he targeted his TEs 23.6 percent of the time (12-highest). Although the Chargers did add former Browns WR Travis Benjamin this offseason — PFF’s 66th-highest-graded receiver last year — San Diego’s offense will provide both TEs with plenty of chances to make plays. In 2015, Gates and Green lined up in the slot more frequently than any other pair of NFL TEs, and the Chargers utilized two-TE sets on 26.8 percent of their offensive snaps.