Ravens rookie wide receiver Breshad Perriman will not play this season, after the Ravens placed him on season-ending injured reserve with a knee injury. In other moves, the Ravens placed cornerback Asa Jackson (ankle) on injured reserve, and cut wide receiver – returner Jeremy Ross, who fumbled twice in the last three games.
The decision to shelve Perriman for the season was not a shock, but it officially ended a disappointing year for the Ravens’ first-round pick. Perriaman was injured on the first day of camp, and never played a game. Perriman was supposed to be the primary deep threat to replace Torrey Smith, who signed with the 49ers during the offseason.
Instead, the Ravens still don’t know exactly what they have in Perriman, and must hope for a full recovery and a healthy campaign next season. At least now people can stop asking when Perriman will return. It won’t be until 2016.
Both Jackson and Ross had fallen out of favor with coach John Harbaugh, capped by their mistakes during Sunday’s 22-20 loss to the Jaguars. Jackson was called for two personal foul penalties that Harbaugh described as inexcusable. Ross muffed a punt in the fourth quarter that led to a Jaguars’ touchdown.
The Ravens signed three players Tuesday to fill the roster spots - wide receiver Kaelin Clay, tight end Chase Ford, and cornerback Cassius Vaughn. Clay was a Buccaneers’ sixth-round pick this year, and had most recently been with the Lions’ practice squad. Clay was a returner in college at Utah and could fill that role with the Ravens. Vaughn was with the Ravens in training camp, so he knows the defense and can provide secondary depth.
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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.”
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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