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    March 19, 2019 3:46 AM EDT

    Although most former players will have any benefits arising from head injuries while playing professional football processed and resolved by broader concussion settlement Youth Dan Feeney Jersey , players had the right to opt out and pursue their own claims against the league. That’s what the family of Hall of Fame linebacker Junior Seau did.On Friday, the NFL settled the Seau suit.Via Teri Figueroa of the San Diego Union-Tribune, the two sides reached a confidential agreement to resolve the litigation arising from Seau’s May 2012 suicide. Seau’s brain showed evidence of Chronic Traumatic Encephelopathy, and his family blamed Seau’s suicide on years of concussions suffered while playing pro football.A first-round pick in 1990, Seau played through 2009. That’s the year the NFL reluctantly admitted (after years of stonewalling) that concussions can cause long-term health issues. As a linebacker, Seau was routinely delivering and absorbing hits with and to his helmet.Attorney Steve Strauss explained that the amount of the settlement could not be discussed ;, but that Seau’s clients (his four children and his estate) are “pleased” by the outcome.According to Figueroa, Seau’s estate would have received $4 million under the formula established by the concussion settlement. Presumably, Seau’s estate got more than that.Confidentiality provisions are very common in civil settlements negotiated between private parties in litigation. The side paying the money strongly prefers to avoid letting the world know the amount of the payment, in order to avoid both negative P.R. consequences and an open invitation for others to pursue a similar recovery from a company that is perceived as being willing to buy its way out of lawsuits. That necessarily gives the claim even more value, and potentially boosted the Seau estate’s recovery.Also potentially boosting the Seau estate’s recovery was the league’s clear desire to avoid opening its files to careful inspection regarding what the league knew and when the league knew it regarding concussions. If that information was ever made available for widespread public inspection and media scrutiny, NFL football could quickly be relegated to third-class status in the landscape of American pro sports. Watching Nick Chubb score on a couple of long touchdown runs and Baker Mayfield burn his defense on long passes made Oakland Raiders defensive coordinator Paul Guenther sick.His defense Color Rush Derwin James Jersey , which was so good at preventing big plays during his tenure in Cincinnati, is getting repeatedly burned by them in his first season in Oakland and is a big reason why the Raiders are struggling so much this year."I told those guys that my expectations are way higher than this," Guenther said Thursday. "If we can have teams going 12-, 14-play drives, get them in the red zone, hold them to three ;, that's what we have to do. We can't give up 60 yards on the grass where we can't catch a player. It's a matter of angles, a matter of speed to the ball to get the guy on the ground."The Raiders (1-3) haven't been able to do that well enough so far this season, contributing to three straight losses to begin the year and a 42-point performance last week by the Cleveland Browns that they overcame by scoring 45 points and winning in overtime.Chubb scored on runs of 63 and 41 yards for Cleveland. Mayfield threw a 49-yard touchdown pass and then had a 59-yarder that went down to the 1 to set up another score.In all this season, the Raiders have allowed a league-worst five plays of at least 50 yards and are tied for second worst in the NFL by allowing 23 20-yard plays."We just have to eliminate the five or six plays per game that are dearly costing us," coach Jon Gruden said. "That's very uncharacteristic of our style of defense. We have to tackle better when we are in 1-on-1 situations. We have to eliminate the big plays."The Raiders are getting a boost in the secondary this week before they face longtime nemesis Philip Rivers and the Chargers. Rivers has more touchdowns and yards passing than any quarterback who has ever faced the Raiders.But Oakland will get some help at cornerback with the return of Daryl Worley from a four-game suspension for violating the NFL's policies on substance abuse and personal conduct.Worley has been practicing all week and is expected to be activated by Saturday to play against the Chargers. He will join a cornerback rotation that includes Rashaan Melvin, Gareon Conley and Dominque Rodgers-Cromartie."Daryl is a seasoned guy ," Guenther said. "He was one of our best corners in the spring. When he got here in training camp, he's a tough guy. He understands the different techniques we're trying to teach. He understands the zone concepts we're trying to teach and the man concepts we teach. It's going to be a good added piece for us and a well-need piece."The Raiders signed Worley in April just days after he was arrested in Philadelphia and cut by the Eagles. Worley pleaded guilty in June to misdemeanor charges of driving under the influence, carrying firearms in public in Philadelphia and resisting arrest. That led to his suspension to start the season.Worley was a third-round pick by the Panthers in 2016 and had 150 tackles, two sacks, three interceptions and 19 passes defensed in 31 games.Worley has been able to take part in meetings the past four weeks but wasn't allowed to practice and could only watch the games on television."We need to have more effort," he said. "That's all around Youth Isaac Rochell Jersey , all 11 guys, whoever it is out there on the field no matter who it may be. We need to fly around like we were in training camp on defense. Having more fun with the game, not so much worrying about the game plan and what the offense may be doing. Just executing our techniques and things."NOTES: RB Marshawn Lynch (shoulder) returned to practice. ... LG Kelechi Osemele was sidelined a second straight day with a knee injury.