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|Researchers say former NHL player Jeff Parker suffered from a brain disease that has been linked with repeated head injuries in athletes.
The diagnosis comes from Boston University’s CTE Center. Parker is at least the seventh pro hockey player diagnosed with the disease Jets Authentic Jerseys , chronic traumatic encephalopathy, which led to a $1 billion settlement between the NFL and former players.
Parker died of other causes at age 53 last September. The CTE center’s director, Dr. Ann McKee Jake Ryan Jersey , says Parker suffered from an advanced stage of the disease. His symptoms included memory loss and impulsivity.
Parker played five seasons at Buffalo and Hartford until a head injury ended his career in 1991. He starred at Mariner High School in White Bear Lake, Minnesota, and at Michigan State.
Parker was a plaintiff in a federal lawsuit pending in Minnesota against the NHL Jonathan Marchessault Jersey , which disputes whether hockey injuries can cause CTE.
Coach Sean Payton says the Saints have brought in veteran running back Mike Gillislee to add physicality to New Orleans' running game.
Payton says he sees Gillislee as a first- and second-down runner who has earned hard yards for his past teams. Payton says he does not envision Gillislee getting much work as a receiver, as some other running backs do in the Saints' offense.
Gillislee is a five-year veteran who spent last season with New England. He carried the ball 104 times for the Patriots, gaining 383 yards and scoring five touchdowns. He also caught one pass for 15 yards.
His most productive season came in 2016 with Buffalo Adidas Frans Nielsen Jersey , when he rushed for 577 yards and eight TDs to go with 50 yards and one TD receiving.
The Saints open the regular season at home Sunday against Tampa Bay.
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