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Mallett's signing triggers other roster moves

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Mallett's signing triggers other roster moves

In addition to signing QB Ryan Mallett on Tuesday, the Ravens released two players - quarterback Bryn Renner and running back/returner Raheem Mostert.  They also officially placed defensive end Chris Canty (torn pectoral) on the injured list.

Meanwhile, running back Terrence Magee and cornerback Jumal Rolle were promoted to the 53-man roster, and guard Marcel Jones was signed to the practice squad.

The addition of Mallett made Renner expendable as a backup quarterback, with Jimmy Clausen and Matt Schaub already on the roster. John Harbaugh has not named a starting quarterback for Sunday’s game against the Chiefs. It will take some time for Mallett to become familiar with the offense, but it will be interesting to see if Mallett plays in any of the final three games.

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Clausen was at quarterback during Sunday’s 35-6 loss to the Seahawks, while Schaub (chest injury) was inactive.

“I think Matt feels like he could play this week,” Harbaugh said Monday. “We’ll have to see how it goes. He has to be able to move and function, and that just wasn’t there yet.  If he’s (Schaub) at 100 percent and he’s ready to go – or close to it – and you feel like he can go out there and win for us, then he will play. If we feel like he’s a better option to go with Jimmy (Clausen), then we’ll do that. Jimmy played well. Jimmy didn’t do anything to hurt his chances of playing next week, so I feel like we have two good options there.”

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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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