Battling ALS, Tim Shaw signs one-day contract with Titans

After six seasons in the NFL, Tim Shaw had to end his career in 2014 when he was diagnosed with ALS, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. It looks like the team that he spent the most time with, the Tennessee Titans, are looking to help him in any way they can.

It was announced on Wednesday that the Titans had signed Shaw to a one-day contract and placed him on their reserved/retired list.

He spent three years with the team and was twice a team captain.

“It means the world to have this organization behind me,” Shaw said. “It is going to make a difference in my life, but really it is going to make a difference in more peoples’ lives because the ALS community needs recognition and we need support like this…It really does mean the world.”

Shaw was drafted in the fifth round of the 2007 draft by the Carolina Panthers and he also spent time with the Jacksonville Jaguars and Chicago Bears. He recorded 127 total tackles and five forced fumbles in his six-year career, 86 of which came during his time in Nashville.

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