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New deal for Brady, what does it mean for Flacco?

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New deal for Brady, what does it mean for Flacco?

The Patriots did Monday what the Ravens have been trying to do – reach a new contract agreement with their franchise quarterback.

Tom Brady has agreed to a two-year extension that will keep him under contract through 2019, ESPN reported Monday. While the report did not offer details of the new deal, it is expected to provide more cap relief for the Patriots once it is signed. Brady’s salary cap charge was scheduled to be $15 million for next season, and the new agreement would likely lower that number. 

The Ravens are trying to re-work Flacco’s deal for cap reasons as well. Flacco’s cap number is $28.55 million for next season, with three years remaining on his current deal. Lowering Flacco’s cap number for next season would give the Ravens far more flexibility during free agency, coming off a disappointing 5-11 season. 

The Ravens met with Flacco’s agent, Joe Linta, over the weekend at the NFL combine, and they hope to finalize terms with Flacco before the start of free agency March 9. Ravens coach John Harbaugh said at the combine that he would be disappointed if the Ravens and Flacco could not reach an agreement.

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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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