Former Texas A&M star sidelined with concussion symptoms


Ryan Swope was drafted in the sixth round of the 2013 NFL Draft this summer, his draft stock was significantly damaged by concerns over the number of concussions he suffered during his college career at Texas A&M.

Schefter posted on his Facebook page: “Former Texas A&M standout and Cardinals rookie WR Ryan Swope has yet to practice due to symptoms related to concussions suffered in college.”

Swope was a star receiver for Texas A&M during his college career, becoming the Aggies’ top receiver with 236 catches and also holds the single season record when, in 2011, he reeled in 89 passes from now Miami Dolphins starting quarterback, Ryan Tannehill.

After Swope’s stunning performance at the NFL Combine, where he impressed scouts with his speed and pass catching, many scouts listed the slot receiver as one of the top receiving prospects of the 2013 draft.

The Arizona Cardinals are currently in Day two of their summer mini-camp where practices are non-contact and players don’t wear pads, if Swope isn’t cleared by medical staff for this practice, it seems unlikely he will be cleared in time for training camp later in the summer.

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