WR Cole Beasley Retires, Concussion MD Says Tagovailoa Should Too

Retiring: Former Cowboys WR Cole Beasley and former Jaguars QB Blake Bortles. Concussion MD says QB Tagovailoa should retire, too. Rams players who floored protester may face legal action, and more football news.

Former cowboy WR Cole Beasley

Exactly two weeks after signing with Tampa Bay, wide receiver Cole Beasley has announced his retirement after appearing in two games with the Buccaneers, CBSSports reported. It brings to a close an eleven-year NFL career.

Beasley, 33, cited his desire to "be a full-time dad and husband" as his reason for retirement. Beasley was signed by the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2012. He was a popular target for both Tony Romo and Dak Prescott. He played with the Bills 2019-2021 before joining the Buccaneers in 2022.

Concussion MD who discovered CTE says Tua Tagovailoa should retire

Dr. Bennet Omalu, a medical expert on concussions who discovered CTE, says Miami quarterback Tua Tagovailoa should retire from the NFL and never play football or take another hit again, Fox reports.

Tagovailoa was stretchered off the field last week and diagnosed with a head injury. He has entered concussion protocol and is sitting out Week Five. However, Dr. Omalu is convinced Tagovailoa has "severe, long-term permanent brain damage" after what appeared to be brutal head injuries in back-to-back games. "If you love your life, if you love your family, you love your kids — if you have kids — it’s time to gallantly walk away," Dr. Omalu said. "Go find something else to do."

Former Jaguars QB Blake Bortles quietly retires

We've been hearing about quiet quitting, and now former Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles says he "quietly" retired from the NFL. Blake Bortles led the Jacksonville Jaguars to a division title and the AFC Championship Game after the 2017 season, ESPN reports.

"I quietly... I didn't tell anybody, I retired," Bortles said during a podcast interview on Wednesday when the host asked if he was in good enough shape to sign with an NFL team. "I guess you guys are kind of the first to hear it publicly."

Bortles is second in Jaguars history in passing yardage (17,646) and passing touchdowns (103) in 72 starts.

Tyreek Hill reveals why he signed with Dolphins, not Jets

Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill says the reason he decided against signing a mega-contract with the Jets was due to the sky-high New York state taxes. In March, Hill was traded from the Kansas City Chiefs to Miami.

"It was very close to happening," Hill told the media. "Just those state taxes, man."

Rams players who tackled on-field protester face legal threat after police complaint filed

Video went viral of the animal-rights activists who got floored by two Rams players after running onto the field carrying a pink smoke bomb on Monday night's game between the Los Angeles Rams and San Francisco 49ers. Now, the protester has filed a police report for assault against Rams linebacker Bobby Wagner and defensive end Takkarist McKinley. Fox reported that the protester is considering legal action against the players involved in the NFL.