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49ers' Eric Reid considered retiring because of concussion concerns

49ers' Eric Reid considered retiring because of concussion concerns

The San Francisco 49ers have seen two young players retire this off-season because of concerns about the long-term effects of brain injuries. Safety Eric Reid reportedly considered making it three. "Everybody evaluates their own situation as far as playing this game," the 23-year-old told the San Francisco Chronicle. "I've evaluated mine and I've decided I still want to play." Reid later took to Twitter to walk back the statements he'd made to the newspaper about retiring, saying his words had been twisted. "Just to be clear, I NEVER SAID, 'I've given some thought to leaving the NFL.' @Eric_Branch," Reid...

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