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The moment John Urschel announced his retirement Thursday, two days after a study revealed that all but one of 111 NFL players whose brains were donated for research had suffered from CTE, many people had the same general reaction: Urschel's brain was too precious to expose to football. Urschel is a unique individual, a math savant who graduated from Penn State with thr…

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PITTSFORD – On the first day of training camp, after briefly mugging for a camera, Marcell Dareus bolted for a set off doors leading to the Bills' locker room that were off limits to the media. His response when asked to stop for a brief interview: "I need to take a shower." Dareus took a more scenic route to the locker room Friday. He walked toward one end of the pract…

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PITTSFORD – Sean McDermott and Brandon Beane were embarking on their first training camp in their respective positions Thursday, so naturally they weren't lacking for enthusiasm. At times, they beamed with excitement like freshmen who had been invited to practice with the varsity. You couldn't help but envy their energy and optimism, qualities that had been drained from…