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NFL: Your undershirt better match

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NFL: Your undershirt better match

What doesnt seem to matter too much to the NFL: Replacement officials are eating away at the competitive integrity of the game.

What does seem to matter to the NFL: Your undershirt doesnt match your teams designated color.

Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area has posted a photo of the reprimand letter received by the 49ers Tarell Brown, who has been fined 5,250 for his wardrobe malfunction. Browns malfeasance? To quote from the letter from the league: You wore red undergarment sleeves. Your team designated undergarment color is white.

Yes, thats worth more than 5,000. Really.

Heres an idea for the NFL: Keep fining players for every little uniform piece thats out of place or mismatched and put the money in a pot for paying to get the regular referees back.

ESPN.coms Jamison Hensley handed out grades for all of the AFC North quarterbacks. There were one A, two A-minuses and one D. You can probably guess who got the D.

Through two games, Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta has caught 13 passes. Thats nearly as many as the next three non-running back receivers combined Anquan Boldin (six), Jacoby Jones (four) and Torrey Smith (four).

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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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