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Former NFL quarterback Brett Farve told the TODAY show the toll of his football career and 525 sacks in the NFL "has got to be pretty high." | Ronald Martinez/Getty Images
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5 Ways Football Could Be Made Safer

As the NFL opens regular season, new technology and practices aim to cut concussions.

November 18, 2013
11:50 AM EST
Special helmets designed at Virginia Tech contain 12 accelerometers and a wireless transmitter that can send hit data to a nearby laptop that is monitored during practices and games. | Courtesy of Gunnar Brolinson
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Devin Hester of the Chicago Bears receives the opening kickoff during an NFL game against the San Diego Chargers at Soldier Field on Aug. 15, 2013 in Chicago. | Tom Dahlin/Getty Images
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