NFLPA sends email to 2,000 players

Updated: September 10, 2013, 9:54 PM ET
By Chris Mortensen | ESPN

On the eve of Sunday's openers for most teams, the union sent a notice to 2,000 players reminding them of concussion guidelines, and providing more information about the independent sideline concussion experts now assigned to each bench.

The email sent Saturday from NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith, which was obtained by ESPN, states: "Before you all take the field tomorrow, we wanted to make sure that you were aware of ... important changes we have implemented to protect your health ...

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