The NFL has found no evidence that the Patriots violated the league’s concussion protocol regarding any potential head injury to Tom Brady last season, a league spokesman said Wednesday.
The probe was initiated after Brady’s wife, Gisele Bundchen, said during an interview on “CBS This Morning” in May that the quarterback had suffered a concussion during the 2016 season.
Jackson could not indicate whether Garrett’s availability for Sunday’s home opener against the Steelers would be affected, though Garrett was listed as limited on the team’s injury report.
“We’ll see,” Jackson added. “I don’t want to make medical decisions. I’m not very good at them. We’ll see where we are as we move through the week.”
Garrett is set to undergo a series of tests on his ankle, but a source close to the situation told the Cleveland Plain Dealer that Garrett may be sidelined for multiple weeks.
Garrett, 21, had previously been hampered by an ankle sprain during his final season at Texas A&M last year and dealt with a minor foot issue in minicamp earlier this summer, but the injuries are not suspected to be related.
Most franchises in need of general managers hire outside consulting firms for recommendations. Detroit and the New York Jets went one step further, leaning heavily on two former GMs (Ernie Accorsi and Charley Casserly, respectively) before filling their positions with Bob Quinn and Mike Maccagnan — neither of whom had held the position before.