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Quarterback drops out of concussion suit to play again

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A former, little-used, NFL quarterback has dropped out of a concussion lawsuit against the NFL and was signed by the Washington Redskins to try to make the roster as a back-up quarterback.

White was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in 2009.  The team thought he would help in their Wildcat offense but only saw limited action.  He didn't complete a pass in five attempts before getting the boot before the 2010 season.

The Washington Times reported that, about six month ago, White sued the league, claiming he has suffered "repeated and chronic head impacts" during his career.  He also claimed that he was at risk for "latent brain disease", according to the suit.

Dropping the suit and his attempt to resume his career raised questions about the validity of the claims in the now dropped lawsuit.

More than 4,100 former players are suing the NFL over potential head injuries.

The league has made several rules changes to protect players, including a new rule for the coming season that will ban running backs from lowering their head into defensive players.

 

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