A few people have inquired, both with me and in other forums about Peter King’s comments at the end of his MMQB column today in which he mentions Chris Mortensen:

Hey, Chris Mortensen! Wow, what happened? Get well! All the best to you, Mort. You've got to stick around to see a redshirt college season, and then four more good ones from your pride and joy. Really, be well.

The answer is that Mortensen nearly died a couple weeks ago from a tick bite. Rudy Martzke had the story last week.