Cardinals placed rookie WR Ryan Swope on reserve/retired list due to concussions. Looks like his NFL career is over.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 25, 2013
Like most fans, I spent the 2013 NFL draft wondering why Ryan Swope, who was productive in college, had no character issues, and was "deceptively fast" at the NFL combine (posting a sub 4.4 40-yard dash time) could have fallen so far? Surely he was worth at least a 4th round pick, even with his concussion issues? Well, it turns out, NFL teams DO know more than us about draft prospects at times. Swope has struggled to get cleared to practice despite not playing in a football game in over half a year due to concussion issues, and the Cardinals just put him on the "reserve/retired" list, which is a sign they don't expect him to get cleared any time soon...if ever.