Joe Jacoby, Bruce Smith Join Concussion Lawsuits Against NFL

And the list just keeps on growing and growing and growing ...

Two more prominent former Redskins have been named as part of a whole passel of lawsuits against the NFL alleging that the league concealed the long-term effects of concussions from its players.

Over to you, Nathan Fenno of The Washington Times.

Former Washington Redskins lineman Joe Jacoby is among 220 ex-players, spread over seven lawsuits, to sue the NFL over concussions in recent days.

More below the jump.

Filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Jacoby's suit said he "sustained repeated traumatic impacts to his head and/or concussions on multiple occasions."

Late last week, former Redskins and Bills defensive lineman Bruce Smith also filed suit in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (where all this litigation is going):

"As a result of the head trauma suffered during his playing career, Bruce Smith suffers from symptoms associated with multiple traumatic brain injury and CTE."

Jacoby, interestingly enough, still serves as an assistant coach at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Va.

According to the Times, 119 lawsuits have been filed by 2,990 ex-players, including former Redskins Stephen Davis, Mark May, Terry Allen, and Mark Rypien.

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