Monday's health and safety news from the world of football:
- NFL vice president of football operations Troy Vincent wrote on NFL Ops that the NFL Competition Committee was considering banning the chop block and creating a medical timeout entering last weekend's meetings in Naples, Florida.
- Pro Football Talk reported that player health and safety was on the minds of the NFL Competition Committee, which is considering expanding rosters to 55 and letting all players be eligible for Thursday night games.
- Time Warner Cable News reported on University of Buffalo researchers who offered a method to make the NFL schedule safer for all players.
- The Waterloo (Iowa) Record reported on a concussion symposium that tried to dispel some myths about head injuries.
- WBRC-TV in Birmingham, Alabama, covered a concussion summit that focused on children's head injuries.
-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor