NFL Notes: Concussion Settlement, 49ers, Bills, Giants, Texans

Concussion Settlement

More than 200 current and former players have opted out of the proposed settlement of NFL concussion claims, according to the Associated Press.

Retired players who opted out of the proposed class-action settlement have the option of suing the NFL individually, but they would have to prove that they are suffering from concussion related issues.

This group still accounts for only 1 percent of the players covered by the deal.

“With over 99 percent participation, it is clear the retired player community resoundingly supports this settlement,” lead plaintiffs’ attorneys Christopher Seeger and Sol Weiss said in a statement. “Over the last several months, we have heard from countless retired players who are in dire need of these benefits, as well as those who take comfort in the long-term protections the settlement provides.


  • QB Colin Kapernick’s contract includes de-escalator that will lower his 2015 salary by $2 million if he is not selected All-NFL teams and the 49ers fail to win the NFC Championship game. (Adam Schefter)
  • In the event that RB Marcus Lattimore decides he will retire from the NFL, he would receive a tax-free $1.7 million insurance policy. (Darren Rovell)


Bills WR Mike Williams and rookie G Cyril Richardson both missed practice on Monday, but Williams is expected to be back on Wednesday.

“They have personal situations,” said HC Doug Marrone, via “There’s been a death in both families so they’re taking care of that.



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