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NFL Capsule: Ravens at Browns

NFL Capsule: Ravens at Browns

BALTIMORE (5-2) At CLEVELAND (2-6)

Sunday, 1 p.m., CBS

OPENING LINE - Ravens by 3

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Baltimore 2-5; Cleveland 4-3-1

SERIES RECORD - Ravens lead 20-7

AP PRO32 RANKING - Raven No. 9; Browns No. 29

LAST MEETING - Ravens beat Browns 23-16, Sept. 27

LAST WEEK - Ravens had bye; Browns beat Chargers 7-6

RAVENS OFFENSE - OVERALL (16), RUSH (19) PASS (13)

RAVENS DEFENSE - OVERALL (28), RUSH (30), PASS (24)

BROWNS OFFENSE - OVERALL (29), RUSH (29), PASS (19)

BROWNS DEFENSE - OVERALL (26), RUSH (24), PASS (25)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Ravens used last week to regroup after losing 43-13 to Texas on Oct. 21. ... Ravens 4-0 in week after bye under coach John Harbaugh, who is 9-0 against Browns. ... Ravens have won NFL-best 14 straight in games after loss. ... Baltimore has won nine straight and 11 of 13 over Cleveland. ... QB Joe Flacco also perfect 9-0 vs. Browns. ... Flacco passed for 356 yards in first matchup between teams. ... Ravens on 10-game winning streak inside AFC North, longest current division streak in league. ... Ravens playing stretch of four of five games on road. ... WR Anquan Boldin had nine catches - all in second half - for 131 yards in Ravens win over Browns in Week 4. ... Ravens have given up average 207 yards rushing in past three games. ... Ravens have lost LB Ray Lewis (triceps) and CB Lardarius Webb (knee) to season-ending injuries since faced Browns earlier. ... LB Terrell Suggs, recently back from torn Achilles, has 13 career sacks and seven forced fumbles against Browns. ... Browns have won two straight home games. ... Rookie QB Brandon Weeden passed for 320 yards in previous meeting with Ravens. ... Weeden has just one INT in last three games after throwing nine in first five games. ... Rookie RB Trent Richardson coming off season-high 122-yard performance. ... Browns CB Joe Haden missed first matchup while serving four-game suspension. ... WR/KR Josh Cribbs was knocked out during first game by vicious hit. ... Browns DT Phil Taylor expected to make season debut after being sidelined by chest injury. ... K Phil Dawson is 12 of 12 on FGs. Made three kicks of at least 50 yards last time against Ravens.

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Dez Bryant turned down multi-year deal from Ravens, is banking on himself in 2018

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Dez Bryant turned down multi-year deal from Ravens, is banking on himself in 2018

If you want to sign Dez Bryant in 2018, it will have to be on a one-year deal.

The 29 year-old wide receiver turned down a multi-year offer from the Baltimore Ravens in hopes of finding a one-year deal that enables him to test the open market again in 2019, Ed Werder of The Doomsday Podcast first reported.

Bryant - who finished 2017 with 69 receptions, 838 yards and six touchdowns -  is predicating a bounce back season in 2018 with hopes of a big money, long-term contract in 2019.

The offer was similar to that of Michael Crabtree's three-year, $21 million deal, according to NFL Insider Ian Rapoport. The Ravens had to offer Bryant a multi-year deal in order to fit his number under the salary cap.

Since turning down their offer, the Ravens signed former Saints WR Willie Snead to a two-year, $10.4 million contract. 

Bryant will now have to wait until after the 2018 NFL Draft to work out a deal with an organization, if one is still searching for a wide receiver going in to the tail end of his career. 

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Ahead of NFL Draft, Ravens add to wide receiver corps with Willie Snead

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Ahead of NFL Draft, Ravens add to wide receiver corps with Willie Snead

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Receiver Willie Snead has bid farewell to the Saints, which means New Orleans apparently won't match the contract the Baltimore Ravens offered the restricted free agent.

Eager to add a target for quarterback Joe Flacco, the Ravens on Friday offered Snead a two-year, $10.4 million contract. The Saints had five days to match the deal. Snead indicated Monday on Twitter that he's headed out of New Orleans.

Snead tweeted: "What I'm going to miss most is the men in the locker room & the coaches."

He added: "Even though I'm sad to go, I'm even more excited for the next chapter in my life. I can't wait to strap it on as a Baltimore Raven."

Hampered by a three-game suspension and a hamstring injury, Snead was limited to eight catches for 92 yards last year.

In 2015, he had 69 receptions for 984 yards. He caught 72 passes for 895 yards in 2016.

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