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Fewer season-ending injuries in 2011

Updated: September 30, 2011, 6:01 PM ET
Associated Press

Even with some of the NFL's top players sidelined, there have been fewer season-ending injuries in 2011 than there were at this point a year ago.

There are 130 players on injured reserve as compared to 142 that were on IR through three games last season.

Some players and coaches were concerned the league's long lockout could lead to a rise in IR cases, but Broncos safety Brian Dawkins said curtailed training camp workouts that were part of the new labor accord helped keep veterans ...

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