Found March 27, 2012 on The Purple Chaos:
PLAYERS: Paul Kruger
TEAMS: Baltimore Ravens
Paul Kruger is the front-runner to replace Jarret Johnson as the Baltimore Ravens’ starting strong-side linebacker, according to an article by Jeff Zrebiec of The Baltimore Sun. Johnson, 30, had manned the position for the past five seasons and is one of the Ravens’ most durable players, having started a franchise-record 80 consecutive games and [...]
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