Jan 1, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers outside linebacker Antwan Barnes (98) is ejected from the game for making contact with NFL line judge Jeff Seeman (45) on the sidelines against the Oakland Raiders during the first quarter at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Jason O. Watson-US PRESSWIRE

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July 12 (Bloomberg) — Junior Seau’s brain tissue has been sent to the National Institutes of Health for study, two months after the former San Diego Chargers linebacker committed suicide at his Oceanside, California, home.

Best bargain: Though he’s not a full-time starter, outside linebacker Antwan Barnes came off the bench to post 11 of the team’s 32 sacks in 2011. According to Football Outsiders Almanac, Barnes also had 16.5 hurries, the highest amount on the team. Nine of Barnes’ 11 sacks came over the final 10 games of the season, and his production came while earning $1 million in base salary in the first of a two-year, $3.2 million contract that has zero performance incentives. Barnes is not expected to start this season, but his valuable pass-rushing skills will get him plenty of playing time, and his $1.6 million base salary makes him a bargain.

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  • CindiSpears

    I’m glad to see that Juniors family let his brain tissue go in for testing.  I am very curious what they will find out and if any changes will be made in the NFL.