NFL bracing for draft slide of top prospect with enlarged heart

Alabama linebacker Reggie Ragland, thought to be a potential target of the Giants, is falling down draft boards after being red-flagged for an enlarged heart, a league source confirmed.
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Doctors don’t think the problem will affect Ragland’s career, though an enlarged heart has been linked to the death of former NFL players Gaines Adams and Chester McGlockton while prompting the early retirement of ex-Colts linebacker Marcus Freeman after just one season in 2010.

Kids Chris Scott Jersey In a letter to season-ticket holders, team president Dick Cass said the decision by some players to take a knee during the national anthem before a Sept. 24 game in London was a factor Vernon Davis Jersey in the decreased attendance.

We have had significant numbers of no-shows in the past when our play on the field has not met the high standard we and you have set for the Ravens, Cass wrote.

Kids John Kuhn Jersey But this year has been different. The numbers are higher, and it is noticeable. There are a number of reasons for the no-shows, but surely the one-time protest in London has been a factor.

You’ve got a bunch of 85-year-old guys who don’t think they’re racist, but they are racist, Khan said, according to the Chicago newspaper.

Khan, 67 and a native of Lahore, Pakistan, became in 2012 the first nonwhite owner of an NFL team, after a previous attempt to purchase the St. Louis Rams failed.

A Khan representative later sought to clarify his remark, explaining the business tycoon was referring to what others told him about the situation he faced as a Pakistani man breaking the ownership color barrier.

Khan, who also owns the English soccer club Fulham FC and made his fortune with the Illinois-based automotive manufacturer Flex-N-Gate, lamented that some fans have come to believe that supporting the players’ First Amendment right to protest during the anthem is inconsistent with patriotism 鈥?which is crazy 鈥?and that President Trump, to whose inaugural committee Khan was a $1 million donor, has been taking advantage of that situation.

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