The NFL has been under fire recently for its approach to player safety, but at least one former player is saying that some teams took advantage of the system. Bears legend Brian Urlacher claimed his own team (like most others around the league) would fake injuries in order to slow down fast-paced offenses. This isn't anything new, exactly, but to hear a former player (especially someone of Urlacher's stature) just come right out and say it is a rarity. Given the proliferation of high-powered offenses in recent years, we're not surprised to hear that teams are resorting to chicanery to slow them down.
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