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Ravens could be without two starters on offense for Rams game


Ravens could be without two starters on offense for Rams game

Ravens starting left guard Kelechi Oseleme is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams with a knee injury, which could leave the Ravens without two starters along the offensive line.

Rookie tight end Nick Boyle is listed as doubtful for the Ravens after missing practice all week with a foot injury. He has been wearing a walking boot on his left foot all week. Linebacker Elvis Dumervil (knee), who sat out Wednesday's practice but participated fully the past two days, is listed as probable. Chris Canty and Daryl Smith, who had a day off on Thursday, are also listed as probable.

If Osemele is sidelined, the Ravens will be missing two of their five starting offensive linemen. Center Jeremy Zuttah (pectoral) was placed on injured reserve earlier this week, so John Urschel will be making his first start at center. In Friday’s practice, Ryan Jensen lined up at Osemele’s left guard position.

Osemele did not practice Wednesday, but then was listed as a full participant in Thursday's practice and missed practice on Friday.

Boyle, who has 14 catches for 128 yards this season, is the only Ravens tight end who has appeared in every game.

For the Rams, starting tackle Rob Havenstein (calf) is doubtful. Defensive end Chris Long is listed as questionable, along with defensive end Robert Quinn (hip) and backup tight end Justice Cunningham (finger). Long hasn't played since suffering a knee injury in Week 5 against the Packers. Rams center Tim Barnes (concussion) is probable.

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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.