NFL, NFLPA to investigate Panthers’ concussion evaluation of Cam Newton

The NFL and NFLPA have launched an official review to determine whether the Panthers properly followed an updated concussion protocol with quarterback Cam Newton during Sunday’s NFC wild-card game game against the Saints, according to multiple reports

Panthers officials maintained Monday that Newton, following instructions from the sideline, took a knee so backup QB Derek Anderson could get warmed up.

The Steelers are 12-2 all-time at home in the Divisional Round of the playoffs, the best record in the league (min. five games). Additionally, they are 5-1 at home in the postseason since the 2008 season, the second-best record in the NFL in that time (min. five games).

The Jaguars won four road games this season. They won five between 2013 and 2016. Jacksonville has lost five of its last six road playoff games, though the one win came in Pittsburgh.

From the meeting rooms to the practice field, the Senior Bowl experience lets us see how these prospects work and prepare in a competitive environment.

A week before the Senior Bowl will be the East-West Shrine Game and the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. While those are the three marquee games, the Dream Bowl and HBCU Spirit Bowl in Virginia Beach, and the Tropical Bowl in Daytona Beach provide other opportunities for NFL hopefuls to make one last impression.

Vernon Shazier told WPXI that his son is improving.

He’s making progress daily, he said. He’s a long way from where he was on Monday night.

On whether Ryan Shazier is walking yet: I don’t want to go into it a whole lot, his father said.

The Steelers have not elaborated on the surgery Ryan Shazier underwent, or his prognosis. But outside analysts have said if it involved a fusion procedure, full recovery could take up to six months.

Dozens of cameras, two miles of fences, 100 police dogs: How Super Bowl security will look:
Hosting a Super Bowl isn’t just a one-day affair for public safety. Stringent security will begin Jan. 26, with slight increases through Super Bowl Sunday on Feb. 4, a full 10-day operational period.

Friends say he has not even discussed the draft with them. Even his house is divided. His father, fearing injury before his son signs his first contract, would prefer he go. His mother, holding fast to the vision of a Fitzpatrick in a mortar board, believes he will never earn his degree if he leaves. “We’ll continue to argue,” she says.

As it turns out, McDaniel’s wife wasn’t going into labor — she just had a stomach bug, but confused the bug for labor pains. Unfortunately for McDaniel, he ended up leaving the game after injuring his left leg anyway.
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