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Ravens injury report: Hurtin' for certain

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Ravens injury report: Hurtin' for certain

Ravens coach John Harbaugh sounded peeved this week when talking about the NFL’s approach to the injury report in the wake of the club’s fine for not including Ed Reed.

“There is not going to be anybody that is not going to be on there. It’s pretty hard for us to determine who a significant player is and who is not. I don’t know how to do that," Harbaugh said, as reported by CSNBaltimore.com’s J. Michael.

Now, if Harbaugh were a smart aleck sort, he might really show the NFL what he thinks of the league’s injury-report rules by submitting a report that read something like this:

*Matt Birk: scratchy throat (from constantly answering questions about his stance on same-sex marriage)

*Ray Rice: paper cut (sustained flipping through the game plan looking for plays where he gets the ball)

*Torrey Smith: hangnail (suffered while biting his nails watching his alma mater, Maryland, lose yet another quarterback)

*Haloti Ngata: tender roof of mouth (still recovering from biting into a slice of pizza fresh from the oven)

*Joe Flacco: razor burn (from trying to get an extra-close shave before shooting a commercial)

*Justin Tucker: restless leg syndrome (observed constantly going through kicking motion)

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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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