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Harbaugh 'still up in the air' on some cuts

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Harbaugh 'still up in the air' on some cuts

For the most part, the Ravens know what the 53-man roster will look like.

Coach John Harbaugh said Friday that most of the players who were cut had been informed but there are a few decisions that remain.

"We're still up in the air on a couple things right now," said Harbaugh, who has until 9 p.m. ET to make his list official. "It has to do with some unknowables we have right now in terms of who's out there that might be out there available to us. All kind of possibilites are still out there."

Bobby Rainey is an undrafted rookie running back who will make the squad. He was with the team during the Monday morning walkthrough. So was Anthony Allen, who fell out of favor with coaches early in the preseason for missing blocks in pass protection that led to sacks.

Allen had five carries in Thursday's 31-17 loss to St. Louis after just one in the two games before that.

Damien Berry, an undrafted rookie who was expected to supplant Allen and put his future in doubt, received medical attention for what appeared to be an injured shoulder in St. Louis. That injury, however, wasn't announced by the Ravens.

Harbaugh is looking forward to the Sept. 10 opener vs. the Cincinnati Bengals, feeling confident regardless of the final cuts.

"You never know exactly where you are until you start playing the games for real. We're going to find that out soon enough," he said. "I really, really, really like this football team.... We have a group of guys that really know how to work. A group of guys that are very united. I think there's a strong bond in that locker room."

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Fellow dance student of Ravens' Alex Collins fatally shot in Florida school shooting

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Fellow dance student of Ravens' Alex Collins fatally shot in Florida school shooting

On Wednesday, February 14, a horrific school shooting claimed the lives of 17 innocent people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. 

The tragic event impacted people far and wide, and hit especially close to home for Ravens running back Alex Collins.

The former Arkansas star was born in Plantation, Fla., a suburb of Fort Lauderdale and went to high school just 15 miles south of Douglas High School. 

In the offseason, Collins took Irish dancing lessons to improve his footwork, and following the act of terror, the Ravens' tailback learned that one of his dance partners had been killed in the mass shooting.

17-year-old Cara Loughran attended The Drake school of Irish Dance with Collins in addition to two other Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students and was fatally shot by the gunman on Wednesday afternoon. 

Collins took to his Twitter account to issue this heartfelt message.

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“The school shooting yesterday hit home,” Collins wrote.

“We received confirmation a few hours ago we lost one of the girls, Cara Loughran. Two other girls saw and experienced unspeakable tragedy. My heart goes out to these girls, all their families and their teacher Chrissy.”

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Baltimore Ravens to take on Chicago Bears in Hall of Fame game

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Baltimore Ravens to take on Chicago Bears in Hall of Fame game

BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Ravens and Chicago Bears will launch the NFL's 99th season by playing in the annual Hall of Fame game on Aug. 2.

The Ravens' first appearance in the Hall of Fame game, which launches the league's 2018 Enshrinement Week. Former Baltimore linebacker Ray Lewis is among the inductees, along with former Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher.

Lewis, who played 17 seasons with the Ravens, and Urlacher, who played all of his 13 seasons with Chicago, both were elected on the first ballot.

Lewis joins Jonathan Ogden as the only Ravens in the Hall of Fame. Both were selected by Baltimore in the first round of the 1996 draft.

The other members of the Class of 2018 include Bobby Beathard, Robert Brazile, Brian Dawkins, Jerry Kramer, Randy Moss and Terrell Owens. All will be inducted on Saturday, Aug. 4.

This will be the record-tying fifth time that the Bears will play in the Hall of Fame game. They won the previous four, most recently 27-24 over Miami in 2005.

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