Dolphins: LB Kiko Alonso suffered a neck injury.
Cleary, who was a biology major when he played football at Boston College, had considered donating his brain before and said his decision has been in the works for a while.
The biggest thing is I just want to find the risk, Cleary said. Cause there’s so much uncertainty now. They say all this stuff like, ‘Oh, certain number of concussions and you should quit,’ or ‘certain number of years in the league.’ And I think we just owe it to players to allow everybody to make an informed decision based on the risks.
A lot more data is necessary. We’ve got to kind of suss out what’s an acceptable level of risk and what’s not, and everybody should know that. It might take generations, but the long-term epidemiological study is what’s going to allow the game to change if it needs to or just allow the players to know what they’re getting into.
Bills: McCoy was hurt when he carried up the middle. After being tackled, he pounded the turf with his fist as trainers attended to him. He had 10 yards on 11 carries to finish with 1,138 yards rushing, and added 448 receiving on a team-high 59 catches. … RT Jordan Mills (ankle) was helped off the field late in the second quarter.
UP NEXT: Buffalo will play a postseason game for the first time since losing at Tennessee in the Music City Miracle game in January 2000.
Obviously the Bills have achieved something they haven’t done in a while, Bills owner Terry Pegula said. If we get a win next week, that’s what it’s all about.
I haven’t heard no talk about that but if it comes, I don’t know, probably not. Hell no, man. I believe in me, Bryant, who is due $12.5 million next season, told reporters on Wednesday.
Carroll said Sherman’s recovery from Achilles surgery is going beautifully.
He’s going to take care of himself to make sure that he’s right, Carroll said of Sherman, who turns 30 in March and will be entering the final year of his contract. That’s really important. He’s really on the positive side. He’s had a tremendous attitude about it. He feels pretty darn good. I think he’s out of the boot like this week or something like that. So on goes his progress. I think in the next couple weeks he’ll do the other one [surgery].
Avril and Chancellor suffered season-ending neck injuries a month and a half apart. Avril’s occurred in September when he dived to tackle Jacoby Brissett from behind and his chin landed hard on the Colts’ quarterback’s heel, jarring his neck. Chancellor was injured while making a tackle over the middle in a November game against Arizona.
Carroll has been vague about the specifics of their neck injuries but used the word stingers for both. Avril had surgery while Chancellor did not.