NFL Notebook: Chiefs QB says he's had 2 concussions

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Kansas City quarterback Brady Quinn said he tried to play through a head injury sustained two weeks ago against Oakland, and admitted "that's my fault for not being smart about it."

Quinn spoke to the media Wednesday for the first time since being injured Oct. 28.

He remembers taking a knee to the back of the helmet during a scramble, but he never saw the Raiders Rolando McClain when he got sacked on the next play and recalled having "tunnel vision" when he threw an ensuing interception.

Quinn also acknowledged getting a concussion in a preseason game against Green Bay. That one cleared up quickly, he said, but the latest concussion has been "lingering more." He already has been ruled out for the Chiefs' game Monday night against the Steelers. Matt Cassel will start for the Chiefs.


The NFL fined San Diego $20,000 because a member of the Chargers' equipment staff failed to surrender towels immediately when ordered to do so by a game official in a game Oct. 15 against Denver. The NFL also said that it was determined that San Diego did not violate any rules. The league has advised all clubs that the use of towels or other products that contain any adhesive substance is prohibited on game days until further notice.


Quarterback Matt Hasselbeck said he will appeal a $15,750 fine for a horse-collar tackle Sunday in a 51-20 loss against Chicago.


The promising rookie season of Green Bay first-round pick Nick Perry ended when the linebacker was placed on injured reserve with a wrist injury that required surgery. The Packers also activated former Penn Sate tight end Andrew Quarless (knee) from the physically-unable-to-perform list .


Offensive right tackle Todd Herremans was placed on the season-ending injured reserve list after sustaining a dislocated bone and ligament damage in his right foot in the Monday night loss at New Orleans. Earlier injuries already have deprived the Eagles of three other offensive line starters.


Atlanta released fullback and former Pitt star Lousaka Polite.



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