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Ryan Grant's health issue and why the Ravens couldn't control voiding his contract

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Ryan Grant's health issue and why the Ravens couldn't control voiding his contract

The most obvious move in the NFL this offseason was the Ravens signing a new wide receiver (or three). It was less obvious why the team decided to commit so much money to former Redskins receiver Ryan Grant.

Grant has long been beloved by his coaches and teammates, but the results have never been there on game day. He has some potential to improve if given a larger role in a team's offense, which he likely would have had in Baltimore, but it never made much sense to offer him a 4-year contract worth nearly 30 million, with $14.5 million guaranteed.

Thankfully for fans who were uninspired by the reported agreement, Grant was unable to pass his physical and will not be joining the team.


At a press conference Friday morning, GM Ozzie Newsome called the void a "medical decision" that Newsome had no control over. 

NFL insider Ian Rapoport reported that Grant is recovering from a Grade 2 sprained ankle that would need two months rest.

You have to feel for Grant, who by all accounts has worked his tail off for many years just waiting for his chance. It's never easy missing out on nearly $15 million dollars guaranteed, but Grant should be able to find work with another team.

The timing of this news, coming so soon after former Raider Michael Crabtree became available, seemed fishy to some.

At Friday's press conference, Newsome also said the team would have still pursued Crabtree if they signed Grant. 

It's probably not fair to suggest that an NFL franchise would actually so publicly back out of a deal just because another option came along, as any team with that reputation would struggle to attract future free agents. That said, it could end up working out splendidly for the team.

Besides, if all else is equal, shouldn't a team located in Baltimore be going after a guy named CRABtree?


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Ryan Kerrigan marries in California


Ryan Kerrigan marries in California

Washington Redskins linebacker Ryan Kerrigan married his fiancé Saturday in California, and the couple looks beyond happy on the 'gram.

Kerrigan and his now wife, Jessica Mazura married in Huntington Beach, Calif. — she's from nearby Newport Beach.

"After a lot of individual growing into their young adult lives and knowing 'of' each other for quite some time, their paths officially crossed when the stars were aligned and the timing was perfect for both of them. As in many romance movies, a 'hello'was all it took," their official wedding website says.

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Their two dogs, Franklin and George, were part of the wedding. The two English Bulldogs looked amazing in their wedding suits.

Kerrigan, who is from Indiana and played at Purdue University, was selected by the Redskins in the first round with the sixteenth overall pick in the 2011 draft, and has been with the team ever since.

Three Redskins were named to the Pro Bowl back in December, but Kerrigan will be the Redskins’ sole representative who played.

Last season, he finished with double digit sacks — for the second year in a row — with 13. He has been elected to the Pro Bowl three times in his career, and has not missed a regular season game in his seven seasons.

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Super Bowl LII Opening Night: Time, Ways to Watch, Live Stream, What to Expect

Super Bowl LII Opening Night: Time, Ways to Watch, Live Stream, What to Expect

You don't have to wait until Sunday for all the Super Bowl LII fun to start because the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles are kicking off the weeklong buildup to the game Monday.

Super Bowl Opening Night is at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota on Monday, January 29,  and players from both the Patriots and Eagles will have interviews with the media and, for the second year, they will also hang out with each other on stage in front of fans.

In addition to members of the current teams playing in the Super Bowl, former Minnesota Vikings players will also be there.


If you aren’t in Minnesota to try and get tickets for Super Bowl Opening Night, it will be broadcast on the NFL Network and ESPN2.

While there are many questions about the Super Bowl matchup that could be answered during the event — and some pure fun and entertainment included too — Rob Gronkowski probably won’t be there.

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Patriots tight end is not expected to be there because he is still in the concussion protocol. Gronkowski suffered a concussion during the AFC championship game when Jacksonville Jaguars’ Barry Church made helmet-to-helmet contact with him.

As the Eagles embrace their underdog role while the Patriots look to defend their Super Bowl title, the game is still almost a week away. So the real questions are which celebrities will show up, who will sport crazy costumes and what’s the most absurd thing we’ll see?

To make sure you don't miss a moment of Super Bowl Opening Night between the Patriots and Eagles, here is everything you need to know.

Super Bowl LII Opening Night

Teams: New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles

Where: Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, Minnesota

When: Monday, January 29

Time: 8 p.m. ET

TV Channel: NBC Sports Network

Live Stream: NBC Sports

Philadelphia Eagles interviews: 8 p.m. ET

New England Patriots interviews: 10 p.m. ET