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Titans name Shaw, battling ALS, a captain

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Tennessee Titans did something smart on Monday. Despite battling ALS, the franchise has named former player Tim Shaw as a captain.

ALS is known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Shaw was named as one of the team’s six capitans for the 2017 season.

Titans' Tim Shaw sacking Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Dan Orlovski (Getty Images)

Titans’ Tim Shaw sacking Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Dan Orlovski (Getty Images)

Shaw has not played in the NFL since the 2012 season. He spent three seasons at the end of his career with the Titans.

He also spent a season each with the Carolina Panthers, Chicago Bears, and the Jacksonville Jaguars.

He was a special teams captain during his final season in 2012. Two years later, he was diagnosed with ALS.

“It is real special for Tim to be with us,” Titans co-captain Wesley Woodyard said. “Nobody knows how many days you have on this earth, and him battling ALS, it shows the courage he has to keep going on. It is amazing to have him around and we cherish him.”

Shaw gave the team a motivational speech during training camp. In addition, he’s also traveled with the team.

Besides Shaw and Woodyard, the team’s captains are also Brian Orakpo, Jurrell Casey, Delanie Walker and Marcus Mariota.

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