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Eddie Lacy Works Out for Baltimore Ravens

via: Brad Penner USA Today Sports

According to Pro Football Talk, the Baltimore Ravens brought in former Green Bay Packers and Seatle Seahawks running back Eddie Lacy for a workout. Lacy who was out of football in 2018 continues to pursue a career in the NFL.

The 28-year-old was one of the best young running backs in the league at the beginning of his career as he was named 2013 Offensive Rookie of the Year. He was a second round pick for the Packers and began his career with back to back 1,1oo yard rushing seasons. But an ankle injury in 2016 and the team’s frustration with his weight led to him getting let go by the Packers after that season.

In 2017 Lacy signed with the Seatle Seahawks and was used sparingly, rushing for just 179 yards on 69 carries.

If the Ravens do in fact sign Lacy, he will join another former Alabama running back Mark Ingram in the backfield as Baltimore continues to build a strong rushing attack.

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Former Alabama defensive lineman lands huge JUCO coaching job

Photo comes from Rudy Griffin

He wants to build a pipeline of recruits from Mississippi to the University of Alabama and former Crimson Tide defensive lineman Rudy Griffin, he is well on his way to his goal. 

After serving five seasons at Hewitt-Trussville High School as defensive coordinator, the Mike Shula disciple landed a coaching position on the defensive line for East Central Mississippi Community College on Thursday. News came via the school’s head coach – Ken Karcher — who said Griffin will be a “great role model for our young men on and off the field.” 

Hailing from Hepzibah, Ga., Griffin was a two-year starter at defensive tackle for the Tide from 2005-06. He was a pivotal component, seeing how Alabama finished No. 1 in total defense for college football in both years. During the 2005 season, Griffin helped the program earn a 10-win season under Shula (before sanctions) and helped him gain a contract extension.

Prior to Alabama, Griffin was a two-year at The Citadel in Charleston, S.C. 

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AAF Suspends Play Due To Finances, Is This the End?

Has the end already come for the new AAF football league? Will we ever see the first season end with a championship? Read and see what you think.

By: Larry Burton

Just eight weeks into their inaugural season the AAF, professional football’s fledgling spring league, is suspending operations, at least for now, according to reports from  Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk and Daniel Kaplan of Sports Business Journal.

The key word here is suspending, not ending. The problem as with most of the startup leagues is money and this one is no exception.

Tom Dundon, the league owner, made this decision over objections from the founders of the league, Charlie Ebersol and Bill Polian who have been vocal about keeping the league going. This reported by The Action Network’s Darren Rovell. There have been stories for weeks of the league hemorrhaging money and Dundon as owner stands to lose almost 70 million should the league fold because he has been using his money to prop things up in the short term.

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Birmingham Iron: Tide players contribute to another big win

Brett Davis - USA TODAY Sports

The Birmingham Iron features a lot of former Alabama players. On Sunday, the presence of those former Tide stars proved to make a big difference.

The Iron (5-3) were taking on the Atlanta Legends (2-6) for the second time this season. The first matchup included a 28-12 victory for Birmingham on the road. Things weren’t that different this go around, as the Iron walked away with a 17-9 win to get to eight victories.

Several former members of the Crimson Tide were a major reason for that.

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