Report: Ravens’ $29M agreement with Grant voided after failed physical

The Baltimore Ravens’ agreement with Ryan Grant has been voided after the free-agent wideout failed a physical, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Grant agreed to a four-year, $29-million deal, but will now venture back into the free-agent market to try to find a team willing to pass him on his physical, added Schefter. The specifics of Grant’s health issue are unknown. The Ravens reportedly moved quickly to find a replacement, organizing a visit with the recently-released Michael Crabtree.

In the statement, the four leaders said they shared the view of British investigators that “there is no plausible alternative explanation” for the attack. They added that “Russia’s failure to address the legitimate request by the U.K. government further underlines its responsibility.”

“Actually, this is not even a baby step,” Bergmann amended. “This is a mirage to make it look like they have implemented sanctions.”

Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) commended the sanctions announcement, but like other lawmakers he urged the administration to go further.

“Russia’s continued attempts to undermine international order and to create destabilizing conditions must fail,” Banks said. “I will continue to support the robust use of all elements of U.S. national power to counter Russian aggression.”

Tom Benson’s contributions to New Orleans and the National Football League were legendary. He purchased a team that had never had a winning season; by the third year of his ownership, the Saints were in the playoffs, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said.

Tom kept the Saints together through the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina, and his decision to bring the team back to New Orleans gave the entire region hope and confidence that they would recover. The Saints rewarded their fans with tremendous football and a Super Bowl championship.

Tom loved New Orleans, where he was a generous and caring philanthropist. Within the NFL, he was a true leader among NFL owners. He served as the chairman of the League’s Finance Committee for many years, was a key advisor to my predecessors, and was someone whom I frequently turned to since becoming Commissioner. I know that the entire NFL family joins me in extending our most heartfelt condolences to Gayle Benson and the entire Saints organization.canucks_002

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