Monday's health and safety news from the world of football:
- AL.com reported that freshman redshirting has diminished in college football with so many players leaving early for the NFL. Injuries are one of the few legitimate reasons left for using the practice.
- The Des Moines Register featured the University of Northern Iowa coaching staff, which is comprised of 45 percent former NFL players.
- An editorial published by the Santa Rosa (Calif.) Press Democrat said this is the right season to talk about concussions.
- The Oakland (Mich.) Press looked at the wave of research ongoing in dealing with football concussions.
- The Northwest Times of Indiana looked at the concussion training that Illinois coaches face after the passage of a new state law.
- WMAZ-TV in Atlanta reported how Gwinnett County (Ga.) are battling concussions with the help of The Concussion Institute at the Gwinnett Medical Center.
- The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference announced it has created a website for concussion education and tracking.
-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor