Houston Texans fans have reason to be a little miffed at one of the team's top acquisitions of the off-season, former Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed. Maybe--just maybe--the team would not have pursued him as hard as they did if they had know about this hip issue that caused him to have surgery recently.
Problems like that may become a bit easier for teams to find out if a new league wide electronic records system gets implemented as expected.
The idea is pretty simple.When a player gets hurt the team enters the info into a database. At a later date when say another team is looking to sign him they don't have to count on him to learn his full injury history (which can obviously affect negotiations). They'll just have to type his name into the system and see what his past team(s) have entered (since the whole league will share the system.
It makes sense. Most hospitals have something similar so that when we go from one doctor to another they can pull up a patients med...