Husain Abdullah Returning To Football from ESPN
A safety who worked his way from undrafted rookie to starter in Minnesota, Abdullah surprised many in NFL when he hit the pause button on his football career at the age of 27 to fulfill a spiritual and family commitment last year. He is back in the NFL after signing with the Kansas City Chiefs in February.
"It was totally worth it," Abdullah said in a phone interview this week. "It was life changing, energizing and spiritual. ... Now I am back and I feel great about everything moving forward."
It Was A Busy Weekend In Las Vegas from National Football Post
OVER 6.5 wins Kansas City Chiefs (-110, Cantor): I've never been a big Alex Smith fan, but the guy is still 100 times better than the rotating collection of stiffs that have occupied the quarterback position in Kansas City over the last few seasons. Between stability and experience at quarterback along with my belief that Andy Reid's offense gets big results from Dwayne Bowe and Jamaal Charles, I'm willing to back the Chiefs getting to seven wins. Hell, it's not all that crazy to think Kansas City goes 4-0 against Oakland and San Diego. Speaking of the Raiders...
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Chargers Single Game Tickets Go On Sale Monday from DelMar-Carmel Valley Patch
Single-game tickets will be available for the home opener against the Houston Texans on Sept. 9, and to home games against the Indianapolis Colts on Oct. 14, the Cincinnati Bengals on Dec. 1 and the Kansas City Chiefs Dec. 29.
Husain Abdullah Wanted To Return To Football In 2012 from ProFootballTalk
Abdullah wound up signing with the Chiefs in February, which looks like a pretty good spot for him to resume his career. Eric Berry is set at one safety spot, but Kendrick Lewis struggled with injuries in 2012 and could be vulnerable to a challenge from Abdullah this summer.
Do No Harm: Retired NFL Players Endure I Lifetime Of Hurt from The Washington Post
A career in the National Football League creates echoes good and bad. Some reverberate in medical records, others in luxuries from rich contracts. But the most vivid ones for many former players come when they get out of bed each day and put their feet on the floor. If the NFL confers wealth - a rookie's base pay next season will be $405,000 - it exacts a heavy price: lifelong hurt.
A Washington Post survey of retired NFL players found that nearly nine in 10 report suffering from aches and pains on a daily basis, and they overwhelmingly - 91 percent - connect nearly all their pains to football.