Former Oakland Raiders linebacker Neiron Ball https://www.raiderslockerroom.com/authentic-antonio-brown-jersey , who played college football at Florida after recovering from brain surgery, has died at age 27.Ball’s sister, Natalie Ball Myricks, released a statement announcing her brother’s passing early Tuesday. Ball’s agency, the Sports & Entertainment Group in Washington, D.C., confirmed his death to The Associated Press.Ball’s death came nearly a year after he suffered a brain aneurysm and was placed in a medically induced coma at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. In late July, the Ball family announced that the Georgia native was out of the coma but was a quadriplegic.A GoFundMe effort raised nearly $137,000 to help cover his medical expenses. Former Florida teammates and current NFL players Jon Bullard, Jaylen Watkins, Max Garcia, Keanu Neal and Jordan Reed gave between $1,000 and $10,000 each. Chicago Bears All-Pro linebacker Khalil Mack, who played with Ball in Oakland, gave $7 Womens Derek Carr Jersey ,000.“The Ball family is grateful for the prayers, donations and immense support of Neiron and his recovery,” Myricks said in her statement. “Neiron was a very special and loving father, brother and teammate. Neiron has transitioned to a place of peace.”Added the Sports & Entertainment Group: “Neiron was a rare and special spirit with the ability to touch anyone he met. His talent was met with relentless drive, no matter the obstacle. … Neiron was a loving and cherished father, brother, and teammate. He will be missed dearly.” in 2011 because of a congenital condition called arteriovenous malformation, which causes the brain’s blood vessels to get tangled and rupture. He recovered after a year away and played in 33 games — with 16 starts — during his final three seasons in Gainesville.The Raiders selected Ball in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL draft. He played in six games as a rookie before landing on injured reserve. He was on IR again in 2016 and then waived with a non-football injury designation in July 2017.“Anybody that came in contact with Neiron Ball liked him,” former Florida coach and current South Carolina coach Will Muschamp told the Orlando Sentinel last month. “I don’t know if I could find anybody on earth that did not like Neiron Ball. He’s just one of those people that just has that certain personality that is just electric with people.“It’s just really a sad situation.” Wide receiver Jordan Lasley never got on the field during his rookie season with the Ravens and the 2018 fifth-round pick’s stay with the team ended on Wednesday, but he’ll get another chance to get his NFL career going in Oakland.Field Yates of ESPN reports that the Raiders have claimed Lasley off of waivers a day after Lasley was dumped from the Baltimore roster. That decision came a day after Lasley got in a practice fight with defensive back Cyrus Jones and threw a football into a pond near the practice field after catching a touchdown.Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said those incidents didn’t lead the team to cut Lasley, who Harbaugh said was not as good a fit for the team’s revamped offense as other receivers bidding for jobs this summer.Lasley may face the same fate in Oakland. Antonio Brown, Tyrell Williams, J.J. Nelson, Ryan Grant, fifth-round pick Hunter Renfrow and undrafted rookie Keelan Doss all joined the team this offseason while Marcell Ateman and Dwayne Harris both return from last year’s team.