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Oher: 'I don't know where I'll be playing'


Oher: 'I don't know where I'll be playing'

For the second game in a row, Michael Oher started at left tackle for the Ravens and appears content to stay there if necessary.

Oher is first on the depth chart at right tackle where he started last season. Bryant McKinnie, who came to camp late and has been working his way back into form, is listed first at left tackle.

Oher's play could make it a challenging decision for coach John Harbaugh. In Oher's first preseason game vs. the Atlanta Falcons, Harbaugh lauded him for grading out at 100 in 21 plays.

The Ravens must dissect the game film of Friday's 27-12 loss to the Detroit Lions to find out how Oher performed this time. As a unit, the offensive line was much better this time as Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco didn't face too pressure from the formidable pass rush of the Lions.

Against the Falcons, the unit wasn't as cohesive despite Oher's individual performance.

"I'm just trying to get better at whatever position I'll be playing during the season. I'm just preparing myself for whatever. I don't know where I'll be playing," Oher said.

Moving from right to left means Oher has to do almost everything in reverse.

"People just think it's the just the same place and same footwork just to the other side of the line but its hard to explain," he said. "You have to be a football player to understand. ... It's doing something completely the other way."

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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.