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By Joe Buscaglia
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Bills pre-draft visitor retires as rookie

The career of Arizona Cardinals wide reciever Ryan Swope is over before it even got started. The rookie sixth-round pick out of Texas A&M was forced to retire from the NFL because of concussions suffered in his time at college.

Swope was one of 30 pre-draft visits the Bills conducted in Orchard Park, but fell to the sixth round of the 2013 NFL Draft because of those same concussion concerns. Swope is the second player to end his playing career prematurely due to concussions this year, joining former Detroit running back Jahvid Best.

The Cardinals also released a player that might interest the likes of the Buffalo front office. To make room for the recently signed John Abraham, Arizona released outside linebacker O'Brien Schofield. He started nine games last season and had 4 sacks on the season. He's 6-foot-3, 242 pounds and seen mostly as a 3-4 outside linebacker that rushes the passer.

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