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Player safety at center of "Heads Up Football"

Updated: May 4, 2013, 9:00 PM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- When Atlanta Falcons President Rich McKay spoke Saturday to dozens of youth football officials about better protecting players, it wasn't just the health of the players at stake. The well-being of football might be on the line.

As information has surfaced about long-term dangers of head injuries, particularly when an injured person resumes contact too soon, youth player participation has dropped.

So when McKay, chairman of the NFL's rules-making competition committee, told ...

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