Former Titans LB Tim Shaw diagnosed with ALS

Former Tennesse Titans linebacker Tim Shaw has been diagnosed with ALS.

Shaw, 30 posted a video on the Titans' website making the announcement.

"I'm Tim Shaw," Shaw said in the video. "A year ago I was playing NFL football. I have recently been diagnosed with ALS. I am here today to stand up and fight with all of you against this disease.

"I want to challenge the Tennessee Titans organization, coach James Franklin and the Penn State football team, and my Clarenceville (Michigan) community. Let's do this."

Shaw was a special-teams ace with the Carolina Panthers, Jacksonville Jaguars, Chicago Bears and the Titans.

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord.

There is no known cure.

Follow me on Twitter: @RavensInsider

Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

Upcoming Games