The Preseason Games Are Finally Here

If you count the Hall Of Fame Game (both the Dolphins and the Cowboys are), we have 1 out of 65 games played so far. Thursday is the beginning of the the real preseason for the rest of the teams (and the Cowboys and Dolphins get to play again against different opponents).

Thursday Games:

Baltimore Ravens @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7:30PM

Cincinnati Bengals @ Atlanta Falcons 8:00PM

St Louis Rams @ Cleveland Browns 8:00PM

Washington Redskins @ Tennessee Titans 8:00PM

Denver Broncos @ San Francisco 49ers 9:00PM

Seattle Seahawks @ San Diego Chargers 10:00PM

Friday Games:

New York Jets @ Detroit Lions 7:30PM

Miami Dolphins @ Jacksonville Jaguars 7:30PM

New England Patriots @ Philadelphia Eagles 7:30PM

Chicago Bears @ Carolina Panthers 8:00PM

Arizona Cardinals @ Green Bay Packers 8:00PM

Houston Texans @ Minnesota Vikings 8:00PM

Kansas City Chiefs @ New Orleans Saints 8:00PM

Dallas Cowboys @ Oakland Raiders 10:00PM

Saturday Game:

New York Giants @ Pittsburgh Steelers 7:30PM

Sunday Game:

Buffalo Bills @ Indianapolis Colts 1:30PM

Which game[s] are you most interested in?

6th Rounder Retires From NFL Before The End Of His First Training Camp

Ryan Swope, chosen in the 6th round (174th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Arizona Cardinals, has announced his retirement from the NFL – citing concussions as the reason. He suffered a concussion during preseason training activities and followed his doctor’s advice.

“As a result of a concussion I suffered during OTAs, I was advised by doctors that there were serious risks in returning to play football at this point,” Swope said. “It has been a lifelong dream to play in the NFL but my long-term health interests outweigh my current goals for football. Because of that, I am electing to retire from the game for now and then reassess my future after this season. In the meantime, I plan to return to Texas A&M to pursue my degree.

“I want to thank the Arizona Cardinals organization for the opportunity and their support. I wish the team much success this season.”

Originally from :

“We knew Ryan has a concussion history in college and understood that it could possibly be an issue,” Cardinals GM Steve Keim said…

Originally from :

Ryan Swope Put On Reserve-Retired List –, 27 Jul 2013 21:27:42 GMT Ryan Swope Put On Reserve-Retired List Wednesday, the Cardinals officially lost the gamble in choosing the Texas A&M wide receiver, after Swope was put on the reserve/retired list because of his ongoing concussion issues. …

Rookie Ryan Swope Retires From NFL “For Now” Thanks – Deadspin Fri, 26 Jul 2013 02:55:00 GMT

Arizona Cardinals rookie Ryan Swope’s NFL career didn’t last past OTAs. Unlike most players who didn’t make it to training camp, this is his own decision–he’s ending his “lifelong dream” because of concussions.

Here at BlogTalkFootball, we respect his decision to get healthy first. A football player is only as good as his ability to stay healthy on the field. If he plays one season and is unable to continue because of concussions, who has he helped?

He knew, because of his history at Texas A & M, that he was susceptible to concussions (having suffered two last year with the Aggies). Should he have entered the draft at all or waited a year to see if he was fully recovered?

From The Twittersphere

Sat Aug 03 04:26:47 +0000 2013

#NFL #Cardinals Ryan Swope’s retirement might make teams adjust draft plans

آدم نديم

Fri Aug 02 23:36:37 +0000 2013

RT @AdamSchefter: Cardinals placed rookie WR Ryan Swope on reserve/retired list due to concussions. Looks like his NFL career is over.

Michael W. Powell

Sun Aug 04 03:36:02 +0000 2013

Cardinals rookie Ryan Swope retires before ever playing a down.

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