With Patrick Surtain II’s Departure, Alabama DB Jordan Battle is Poised to Take on Leadership Role

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama junior defensive back Jordan Battle is ready to be a leader.

And in all honesty, that’s right where he belongs.

Despite being just a sophomore in 2020, Battle was third on the team in tackles with 66 over the course of 13 games played. Being opposite of now-departed senior Patrick Surtain II, Battle was able to prove himself as a vital key to the Crimson Tide’s defense despite his young age.

Now, with Surtain gone, it’s Battle’s turn to take on a leadership role on the Alabama defense.

“[Leadership is] something that I’m comfortable with now

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Jets’ 2016 draft class all gone after Jordan Jenkins’ departure

The Jets’ 2016 draft class is no more.

With Jordan Jenkins signing a two-year deal with the Texans, not a single player from Mike Maccagnan’s second draft class remains on New York’s roster. Jenkins was Gang Green’s longest-tenured player, but that title now belongs to Marcus Maye.

Maccagnan’s second draft class is a big reason why he’s New York’s former general manager. His second draft at the helm was supposed to be a pivotal part of the Jets roster structure. Instead, only three players, including Jenkins, remain on NFL teams.

Jenkins joins Darron Lee, Christian Hackenberg, Juston Burris, Brandon Shell,

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Nicolas Lodeiro reflects on Jordan Morris’ departure

No matter which way you look at the Seattle Sounders’ upcoming season, it is impossible to ignore the enormous changes around the organization that have already been made official. Considerably so, anytime there are significant losses and iconic names leave a club, there is always thick fog of uncertainty that looms over a team, which can only dissipate with exciting new signings and eventually with wins on the field.

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That uncertainty could also be felt in the locker room. Players often question roster moves and although most understand some are still frustrating. When

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