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49ers' Boldin criticizes NFL on player safety

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San Francisco 49ers receiver Anquan Boldin said the NFL is not doing enough about player safety, citing Thursday night games as an example of the league being more interested in revenue.

"I think the league is covering their butt to be honest with you," Boldin said. He was taking part in an online chat with the Bay Area Group and fans when he was asked if he had seen the PBS documentary "League of Denial," which details the NFL's history with concussion studies.

Boldin told the San Jose Mercury News on Monday that the league does deserve some credit for certain player safety measures.

"But there are some things that just don't make sense to me," Boldin said. "I mean if you're so concerned about player safety then why do you have every team in the league playing on Thursday night when they just competed on a Sunday, knowing how difficult it is for guys to get back to being healthy after playing on Sunday? Guys really don't feel like they're back till probably Thursday or Friday to prepare for that next week.

"The league can say they're doing things to protect guys, but I'm not one of the guys buying it."
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