The end of the line may be near for Buffalo Bills quarterback Kevin Kolb, but it may be for the better in the end. The 6-year pro was treated for concussion-like symptoms after getting kneed in the back of the helmet in the Bills’ preseason game Saturday against the Washington Redskins.
Kolb has suffered at least two concussions over six NFL seasons, and this latest one may be a career-ender.
With Kold and E.J. Manuel now sidelined with injury, the Bills are scrambling to find help anywhere they can, and after signing draft-bust Matt Leinart on Sunday, the team acquired fourth-year quarterback Thaddeus Lewis from the Detroit Lions in exchange for linebacker Chris White.
New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes has been moved from the Active/Physically Unable to Perform List to the Active Roster. Holmes, who suffered a Lisfranc injury to his foot against the San Francisco 49ers last September, has been rehabbing and working with our medical and training staffs to return to action.
The bigger story is the fact he’s been unable to practice up to this point, yet is entering the third year of a five-year, $45 million contract, and he’ll count $9 million against the salary cap in 2013.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who played at Michigan from 1996-99 before embarking on what’s been a hall-of-fame NFL career, stopped by Michigan at Schembechler Hall to chat with the wolverines football team Thursday. Brady was in town because the Patriots were playing Detroit in the evening, and he gave a memorable speech to the football team to help get them fired-up for the upcoming college football season.