Running back Tre Mason, who was drafted in the third round in the 2014 NFL draft by the then-St. Louis Rams, was released today by the Los Angeles Rams, according to ESPN’s Alden Gonzalez.
Mason did not see the field during the 2016 season stemming from legal issues, and did not show up for training camp. He was reported “missing” by TMZ on Aug. 1, but was eventually found unhurt. The most recent incident involved Mason recklessly driving an ATV in Florida.
“If I didn’t get concussions, I’d probably keep playing,” Cameron told ESPN’s Pat McManamon. “It’s one of those things. I can’t risk my mental health in the future. I don’t have any symptoms now. I’m perfectly fine. But they can’t tell me with 100 percent certainty that if I keep playing and I get more concussions, that I’m going to be OK.”
The 2016 season was Cameron’s second year in Miami. He played in all 16 games last year for the first time in his career, catching 35 passes for 386 yards and three touchdowns. He spent his previous four seasons in Cleveland, where he caught 130 passes for 10 scores.
It’s not a surprise that Cameron is retiring early, given the heightened awareness around concussions and brain trauma. The 2011 fourth-round pick becomes the latest player to retire while he’s still in the prime of his career. Over the last two offseasons. Calvin Johnson, Marshawn Lynch, Patrick Willis, rookie linebacker Chris Borland, and several other stars have walked away in their 20’s and 30’s.
In three games, Nowitzki averages 33 points and 16 rebounds on 53 percent shooting. He is coming off his first All-Star appearance that year, too, and falls victim to a prank from Cuban and Nash.
“We told him to have a backpack and a toothbrush and everything, because it was an All-Star tradition to road trip somewhere,” Cuban says.
Nowitzki carries it with him for an entire day before he realized.