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  • 49ers' Chris Borland retires: NFL responds, cites safety progress

    49ers' Chris Borland retires: NFL responds, cites safety progress
    San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland announced his retirement from the NFL at age 24 on Monday, citing concerns about concussions and long-term brain damage as the reason he is calling it quits. Borland, who appeared to be on the path of a...
  • Fearing brain injury, 49ers' Chris Borland retires after one year

    One week after Patrick Willis surprised the NFL with his decision to retire, his would-be replacement at inside linebacker has decided to do the same. Chris Borland, who as a rookie last year led the 49ers in tackles, told ESPN's "Outside the Lines" he...
  • NFL must do more to stop head injuries: Their Take

    NFL must do more to stop head injuries: Their Take
    Trouble ahead … Chris Borland, 24, a linebacker for the San Francisco 49ers who has played just one season in the National Football League, has decided to call it quits. What's exceptional about this is that Borland … made a calculated...
  • 49ers' Chris Borland retiring at 24, wary of head trauma

    Wary of head trauma, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland is leaving football. And not even the promise of NFL stardom and piles of money could change his mind. So now, after one stellar rookie season, he is retiring at age 24. The 49ers...
  • Borland quits: 'What am I doing ... banging my head?'

    You can still count on two hands how many players walked away from a pro football career with more good days likely ahead of them than behind. That's why Chris Borland's decision to retire at age 24, after a great rookie season with the 49ers and a near-...
  • Wary of head trauma, 49ers' Chris Borland retiring at 24

    Wary of head trauma, 49ers' Chris Borland retiring at 24
    Wary of head trauma, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland is leaving football. And not even the promise of NFL stardom and piles of money could change his mind. So now, after one stellar rookie season, he is retiring at age 24. The 49ers...
  • Preston: You'll see more pro football players retire early like Chris Borland

    Preston: You'll see more pro football players retire early like Chris Borland
    I wouldn't be surprised to see more and more pro football players leave the game early like San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland, who is retiring after only one season. Pro football has always been a brutal game, but the current game is much...
  • If you ask Torrey Smith, Ravens don't have big need at wide receiver

    If you ask Torrey Smith, Ravens don't have big need at wide receiver
    The angst from Ravens’ fans is palpable every time another accomplished wide receiver is traded or plucked from the free-agent market. Who are the Ravens going to get to replace Torrey Smith? For what it’s worth, Smith doesn’t...
  • AP source: Reggie Bush agrees to contract with 49ers

    Free-agent running back Reggie Bush has reached a deal with the San Francisco 49ers, a person with knowledge of the agreement said Saturday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity and didn't provide details because nothing had been finalized. Bush...
  • Ravens sign safety Kendrick Lewis to a three-year contract

    The Ravens signed rangy former Houston Texans free safety Kendrick Lewis to a three-year contract Saturday, a roster move intended to bolster a secondary that struggled last season. The Ravens have had an ongoing need at the position, with former first-...
  • Maybe some sadness, but no regret for ex-Ravens receiver Torrey Smith

    Maybe some sadness, but no regret for ex-Ravens receiver Torrey Smith
    Torrey Smith readily acknowledges it now. He had designs on setting all of the Ravens' receiving records. He wanted to spend his entire career with the team and win multiple Super Bowls. When it was all said and done, he yearned to see his name...