The NFL has schooled some of its rookies on the dangers of concussions and potential long-term effects of head injuries.
As part of a symposium designed to ease their transition as pros, NFC rookies attended a seminar on health and safety hosted Monday by Browns team physician Dr. Mark Schickendantz. He spoke about a number of topics, including concussions, which have become a major focus for the league in recent years.
Schickendantz took the players through steps they'll have to follow if they suffer a concussion, symptoms to identify a head injury and possible consequences if they don't report being hurt.
Dallas Cowboys rookie Morris Claiborne says the information was useful.
This week, speakers will advise the players on subjects ranging from financial advice to social media The rookies will also tour the nearby Pro Football Hall of Fame.