Oct 23, 2022; Inglewood, California, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Marquise Goodwin (11) runs the ball against Los Angeles Chargers safety Derwin James Jr. (3) during the first half at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Browns WR Marquise Goodwin out due to blood clots in lungs, legs

Veteran wide receiver Marquise Goodwin, who signed with the Cleveland Browns in March, was placed on the non-football illness list Friday due to blood clots.

The Browns said Goodwin would miss the start of training camp this month after a doctor’s check-up revealed blood clots in his lungs and legs. Goodwin had been dealing with slight shortness of breath and leg discomfort.

“It was really alarming at first because I’ve experienced injury throughout my career, but it’s never been anything like this that could turn into something detrimental if it’s not taken care of,” Goodwin told the team’s website. “It was frightening at first, but now I’m at ease with it. I’ve prayed and just given it over to God. It’s out of my control, and the only thing I can control is my effort and attitude and how I approach each day moving forward.”

Goodwin will still be around the team when camp opens, attending meetings and being present on the practice field without participating.

“I’m grateful for that, and hopefully this thing gets back under control and I can feel my body and what I need to feel so I can help this team make this run,” Goodwin said.

Goodwin, 32, spent last season with the Seattle Seahawks and caught 27 passes for 387 yards and four touchdowns in 13 games (two starts).

In nine NFL seasons spent with the Buffalo Bills (2013-16), San Francisco 49ers (2017-19), Chicago Bears (2021) and Seahawks, he has 187 career receptions for 3,023 yards and 18 touchdowns.

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Apr 22, 2023; Boulder, CO, USA; Colorado Buffaloes head coach Deion Sanders during the first half of the spring game at Folsom Filed. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Deion Sanders: ‘Really bad’ clot removed from leg

Deion Sanders said Saturday that he had multiple blood clots removed during surgery the day before, including a “really bad” one that surgeons removed from his left thigh.

Sanders, 55, also said he expects to be out of the hospital Sunday. The Colorado head coach gave the updates in a series of social media posts on different platforms.

“I had a big blood clot in my thigh that they got out, and I had some below my knee that they got out,” Sanders said in an Instagram post Saturday. “Then I’ve got one in the right leg that they’re going to get soon.”

It’s unclear exactly how many clots were removed, but Sanders said the one taken from his left thigh was the most significant.

“That was the one that was doing the most damage,” he said in a video that was posted by his son Deion Jr. to YouTube.

Sanders had the surgery Friday.

Sanders underwent multiple surgeries in 2021 and missed three games during his time as the head coach at Jackson State. He returned to the sidelines coaching from a wheelchair and later with the use of a custom scooter.

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May 27, 2021; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets defensive end Vinny Curry (99) participates in a drill during an OTA at Jets Atlantic Health Training Center. Mandatory Credit: John Jones-USA TODAY Sports

Jets DE Vinny Curry reveals blood clots discovered after spleen removal

Defensive end Vinny Curry revealed a significant health update on Wednesday, one day after he was placed on the reserve/non-football injury list by the New York Jets.

“In July, the Jets doctors diagnosed me with a rare blood disorder. The diagnoses required the removal of my spleen and projected me to return to the field in the middle of September,” Curry wrote on Twitter. “During my recovery blood clots formed and forced me to go on blood thinners preventing me from having physical contact for the next three to six months.

“While I am incredibly disappointed that I will not be able to play with my teammates this year, I am thankful that the doctors identified my condition in time. They have informed me that I am expected to make a full recovery and return to the field next season.”

Curry, 33, recorded 16 tackles and three sacks in 11 games (three starts) last season with the Philadelphia Eagles.

A Super Bowl champion with the Eagles, Curry has collected 194 tackles, 32.5 sacks and five forced fumbles in 123 career games (28 starts) with Philadelphia and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

–Field Level Media