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    Lamar Jackson, Zach Wilson decline to discuss vaccination status

    Getty Images For NFL players, vaccination status has relevance to media and fans because players who aren’t vaccinated will be at greater risk of being unavailable to practice and/or play, possibly without much advance notice. Thus, despite those who would try to shout down reporters who would...
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    John Harbaugh: Lamar Jackson is going to get paid, and he knows that

    Getty Images Lamar Jackson will get a long-term deal with the Ravens at some point. But until the contract is signed, sealed and delivered, the quarterback, General Manager Eric DeCosta and head coach John Harbaugh will receive questions about the extension. So when are the Ravens going to...
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    Lamar Jackson: Sammy Watkins is going to make our job a lot easier

    Getty Images One of the major aspects of Baltimore’s offseason was to improve its receiving corps after the club finished last in passing offense. One way of doing that was to sign veteran wideout Sammy Watkins. Watkins spent the last three seasons with Kansas City, recording 129 catches for...
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    Travis Kelce: AFC has good teams all over the place

    Getty Images Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce said recently that he thinks they and the Browns are “definitely neck and neck” when it comes to teams who can contend in the AFC, but that doesn’t end the list of teams that are on his radar heading into the 2021 season. Kelce was asked about that...
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    Calais Campbell: I know I have this year in me and then we’ll see

    Getty Images Veteran defensive end Calais Campbell joined the Ravens for this week’s mandatory minicamp and acknowledged this might be the final one he takes part in as an NFL player. Campbell is heading into his 14th season and he’ll turn 35 years old shortly before the team’s first game of...
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    Derek Wolfe not practicing after recent bout with pneumonia

    Getty Images Ravens defensive end Derek Wolfe won’t be practicing at minicamp this week, but there’s no contract issue to sort out. Wolfe signed a three-year extension with Baltimore this offseason, so everything is squared away on that front. Wolfe’s absence from the field has to do with a...
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    Ravens cut minicamp down to two days

    Getty Images Many teams have made alterations to their offseason programs this year and some have gotten rid of mandatory minicamp altogether. Getty Images… The Ravens are not doing that, but they are adjusting the schedule for this week. The team was scheduled for a three-day minicamp, but...
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    Panthers bring back Steve Smith, as an analyst

    Getty Images “89 is back in the building.” Eight years after Steve Smith last played for the Panthers, Smith will rejoin the team. The Panthers have announced that he’ll serve as the analyst for the TV broadcasts of the team’s preseason games. And Smith utters the line quoted above in the...
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    Charles Clay worked out for Ravens

    Getty Images Charles Clay didn’t play any football in 2020, but it appears the veteran tight end hasn’t given up hope of continuing his playing career. Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports that Clay recently worked out for the Ravens. Clay played for the Cardinals in 2019 and caught 18...
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    Ravens announce personnel department promotions

    Getty Images The Ravens announced a handful of promotions in their personnel department on Friday. Nick Matteo has been named the team’s vice president of football administration and will oversee day-to-day salary cap management along with other administrative duties. He is in his third year...
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    Ravens sign first-round pick Odafe Oweh

    Getty Images One more Ravens draft pick has put pen to paper. Baltimore announced on Friday that defensive end Odafe Oweh signed his four-year rookie contract. As the 31st overall pick in the first round, The Ravens also hold a fifth-year option for Oweh. They’ll have to decide whether to...
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    Todd Gurley leaves Baltimore without a deal

    Getty Images Free agent Todd Gurley had a “good meeting” with the Ravens, but the running back left without a deal, Josina Anderson reports. Gurley also visited Detroit recently, but coach Dan Campbell said it has to work on the team’s terms. A source told Anderson that he assumes Gurley “is...
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    Todd Gurley visiting Ravens

    Getty Images Free agent running back Todd Gurley has drawn interest from another team. Gurley is visiting the Ravens today, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. The Lions have also spent time with Gurley, and they’ve been so open about their interest that some thought it was just a...
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    Mark Andrews: I’d love to be in Baltimore for my whole life

    Getty Images Word in March was that the Ravens were talking to tight end Mark Andrews‘ representatives about a long-term contract, but nothing has come together over the last three months. It’s not because Andrews isn’t interested in committing to the Ravens. Andrews told reporters on...
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    Mark Andrews: Our pass game is looking really good

    Getty Images After finishing last in passing offense in 2020, the Ravens made moves to address its air attack over the offseason. Though Baltimore missed out on signing receivers JuJu Smith-Schuster and T.Y. Hilton, the team did land Sammy Watkins in free agency. And then the Ravens drafted...
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