Your New Left Tackle

After a few false starts, our little lineman finally got in cadence.

It’s been a crazy week, and thanks for being patient, but the past few days have been an absolute whirlwind.  I wanted to share the news that on Wednesday at 2:54PM ET this week, my amazing wife Courtney gave birth to our first child, a boy named Eliott James who measured 20.25 inches in length and was NINE pounds and seven ounces.  Yes, he’s a true road grader in the making.  I can’t wait for his trip to the Combine in 2031.

Although the name’s spelled a little different, in size and stature he already is paying homage to a former Jet great.

Court did fantastic through the labor and both mom and baby are extremely healthy and happy, though we’re all a little haggard and sleep deprived after such an eventful few days.

Thanks to all of your for your kind thoughts, prayers, and cheering us on in all ways, it’s been a big help.  Special thanks to the fellas who’ve helped cover the blog for the past few days.



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