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Harbaugh warns players about giving info on Twitter


Harbaugh warns players about giving info on Twitter

SAN JOSE, Calif., - Ravens coach John Harbaugh wants his players to cool it with giving updates about injuries on Twitter. The latest offender was running back Lorenzo Taliaferro, who missed Game 1 with a knee injury. Taliaferro is making progress and expects to return Sunday vs. the Raiders.

“Tough lost proud of my dawgs fight tonight though can’t wait to get back on the field next week with them #RavensNation” Taliaferro wrote Sunday night.

As the Ravens' opponents game plan, Harbaugh does not want opponents getting information about who will play, and who won't play, beyond the weekly injury reports. Taliaferro deleted the tweet after Harbaugh’s press conference on Monday at the team’s San Jose, Calif. hotel. This comment from Harbaugh was probably why Taliaferro deleted the tweet.

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“Yeah, I’m going to have to talk to him about that – Taliaferro, (Timmy) Jernigan, way too much chatter out there on social media,” Harbaugh said.

“It’s getting a little out of control,” Harbaugh said. “Players don’t do injury reports.”

Asked about the possibility of Taliaferro playing Sunday, Harbaugh said, “I’m optimistic. If he’s optimistic, I’m optimistic.”

Harbaugh said he might consider future fines for Ravens who provided injury information on Twitter.

“Twitter fines have now become part of our discipline,” said Harbaugh.

He was smiling after that comment. But Harbaugh’s message was clear. Be careful what you tweet.

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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.


“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.