Originally posted on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 7/26/13
The Arizona Cardinals lost rookie WR Ryan Swope when he announced his retirement on July 25 before playing in a single NFL game or even attending training camp.  Swope declared his retirement due to issues related to multiple concussions, the most recent of which occurred, according to the wide receiver, during the Cardinals’ OTA’s. If everyone remembers correctly, when it came time for the Detroit Lions to select in the sixth round there sat Swope and Virginia Tech’s Corey Fuller.  Swope was the better known receiver with more practical experience, good speed and lots of potential.  Lions fans remember their own reactions when Detroit selected track star turned wide receiver Fuller over Swope.  At the time I remember many fans questioning the move; looking back after the recent Swope announcement, Lions management looks like they did their homework.  Stinging from Jahvid Best’s concussion issues, and having had to know about Swope’s history, the Lions may have opted for the safer choice in Fuller... Read more
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