Offseason must be handled with care

NFL players have too much at stake to take chances with their physical welfare

Originally Published: June 6, 2012
By Ashley Fox | ESPN.com

Maybe he was playing hoops. Maybe he wasn't. But no matter how Terrell Suggs tore his Achilles tendon in April -- either preparing for an upcoming conditioning drill, as Suggs maintains, or playing in a basketball tournament, as ESPN's Adam Schefter reports -- this much is true: For players in the National Football League, the offseason isn't really theirs to do as they please. Too much is at stake.

They don't have to live in a bubble, but they do have to be smart and limit the opportunities ...

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